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Key research experience

Research Associate at UCSD

  • April 2019 – Present
  • Working with Prof. Paul Niehaus & Karthik Muralidharan on J-PAL’s Policy and Governance Research Program, which works with the Government of India to evaluate the impact of transitioning welfare programs towards secure platforms and direct income transfers

Associate at IDinsight                                                   

  • August 2017 – February 2019
  • Kenya and Uganda: Designed an RCT to measure the impact of a graduation-out-of-poverty program on household consumption, assets, and savings in Kenya and Uganda for a development impact bond (DIB). Additionally, designed and implemented a cash transfer verification system to monitor grant distribution; managed a team of 4 enumerators and performed daily data quality checks; led meetings with senior members of the implementing organization and funders; and guided a junior IDinsight team member through survey instrument development
  • Liberia: Developed a comprehensive data collection plan for a quasi-experimental matching design study comparing student achievement in Liberian primary schools under either private or public management. Managed a team of three Liberian field managers to determine logistics such as enumerator recruitment and training, travel, budget, and timeline. Technical field work preparation included survey design, sampling design, and performing spatial analysis in QGIS to create inputs to the school matching algorithm, e.g. school distance from road
  • Tanzania: Analyzed pneumonia prevalence, pneumonia diagnosis, and pneumonia medication availability results from the third round of data collection for a catalytic funding program to increase the availability of pneumonia medication in health centers in Tanzania

Senior Economic Thesis

  • January – April 2017
  • “Do Famines Happen in Democracies? Democracy and Health in Sub-Saharan Africa”
  • Utilized a spatial regression discontinuity design to offer empirical evidence on the causal link between democratic institutions and health, by taking advantage of the plausibly exogenous drawing of modern African country borders by European leaders during the scramble for Africa in the mid- to late-nineteenth century; Compared outcomes for children living across country borders but in the same pre-colonial ethnic homelands using Stata and ArcGIS
  • Presented research design and preliminary findings at the Women in Economic Research Conference at Williams College and the Middlebury College Student Spring Symposium

Economic Research Assistant at Middlebury College Economics Department 

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  • GIS Lab Assistant in the Middlebury Geography Department
  • Executive board member of GlobeMed at Middlebury, which included financing, planning, and leading a grassroots work trip to Kigali, Rwanda
  • Opinions editor of the Middlebury College Campus
  • Published in the New York Times “On Campus” section
  • Middlebury Oratory Society 2015 Speech Contest Winner ($500 prize)
  • Varsity volleyball and track athlete