Academic Positions

Assistant Professor, U.S. Air Force Academy, Department of Economics and Geosciences, 2022-Present


Ph.D., Economics, University of Colorado Boulder, May 2022
M.A., Economics, University of Colorado Boulder, May 2018
B.A., Economics, University of Central Florida, May 2016



  • "Association Between Urinary Incontinence and Memory Decline and Dementia Probability in a Longitudinal Cohort of Women" (with Rachel High, Miriam Alvarez, Victoria Handa and Jennifer Anger) Forthcoming in American Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology.
  • "Thirty-Five Years Later: Long-Term Effects of the Matlab Maternal and Child Health / Family Planning Program on Women's Well-Being" (with Tania Barham, Andrew Foster, Jena Hamadani, Warren C. Jochem, Gisella Kagy, Randall Kuhn, Jane Menken, Abdur Razzaque, Elisabeth D. Root and Patrick S. Turner) Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, vol. 118, no. 28, July 2021, p. e2101160118, doi:10.1073/pnas.2101160118. [Media coverage: Time Magazine]

Working Papers

  • "Improving the Early Childhood Environment: Direct and Distributional Effects on Human Capital for Multiple Generations" (with Tania Barham, Gisella Kagy and Jena Hamadani) Under review [Media coverage: VoxDev]

Works in Progress

  • "Long Run Impacts of Famine Exposure: A Study of the 1974-1975 Bangladesh Famine" (with Gisella Kagy)



  • ASHEcon Annual Meeting, APPAM Research Conference, Southern Economic Association Annual Meeting


  • ASHEcon Annual Meeting, MEA Annual Meeting, PAA Annual Meeting, WEAI International Conference, WEAI Annual Conference, CU IBS Speaker Series, CU IBS Graduate Research Symposium


  • WEAI Annual Conference, PAA Annual Meeting (Canceled)

Professional Service

Mentor, 2023 APPAM Mentoring Matching Program
Organizer, Graduate Student Research Seminar, University of Colorado Boulder (Fall 2017-Spring 2022)

Teaching Experience

Courses Taught

  • U.S. Air Force Academy: Introduction to Economics
  • University of Colorado Boulder: Math Tools for Economists II, Intro to Statistics with Computer Applications

Courses Assisted

  • University of Colorado Boulder: Principles of Microeconomics, Principles of Macroeconomics, Intro to Statistics with Computer Applications, Intermediate Microeconomics, Environmental Economics

Honors & Awards

Stanford Calderwood Student Teaching Award, University of Colorado Boulder (2020)
Reuben A. Zubrow Fellowship, University of Colorado Boulder (2019, 2021)