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



  • "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

  • "Who Benefits Most From a Same-Race Mentor? Evidence From a Nationwide Youth Mentoring Program" (with Zachary Szlendak and Corey Woodruff)
  • "Early Childhood Health and Family Planning: Long-Term and Intergenerational Effects on Human Capital (with Tania Barham, Gisella Kagy and Jena Hamadani)

Works in Progress

  • "Long Run Impacts of Famine Exposure: A Study of the 1974-1975 Bangladesh Famine" (with Gisella Kagy)
  • "Association Between Urinary Incontinence and Memory Decline and Dementia Probability in a Longitudinal Cohort of Women" (with Rachel High [lead author], Miriam Alvarez, Hitakshi Modi, Victoria Handa and Jennifer Anger)



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


  • WEAI Annual Conference, PAA Annual Meeting (Canceled)

Professional Service

Organizer, Graduate Student Research Seminar, University of Colorado Boulder (Fall 2017-Spring 2022)

Teaching Experience

Instructor, U.S. Air Force Academy

  • Introduction to Economics

Instructor, University of Colorado Boulder

  • Math Tools for Economists II, Intro to Statistics with Computer Applications

Teaching Assistant, University of Colorado Boulder

  • Principles of Microeconomics (x3), 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)