Ph.D., Economics, University of Colorado Boulder, May 2022 (Expected)
M.A., Economics, University of Colorado Boulder, May 2018
B.A., Economics, University of Central Florida (with Honors), May 2016


Job Market Paper

  • "Who Benefits Most From a Same-Race Mentor? Evidence From a Nationwide Youth Mentoring Program" (with Zachary Szlendak and Corey Woodruff)


  • "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

  • "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)
  • "Mental Health Parity and Depression"
  • "Dynamic Social Network Effects of Refugee Resettlement"



  • 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

Session organizer & chair, "Human Capital Accumulation in Adolescence & Early Adulthood" 2021 WEAI Annual Conference

Organizer, Graduate Student Research Seminar (2017-present)

Research Experience

June 2017-Present: Research Assistant, Matlab Health and Socioeconomic Survey, Tania Barham

Spring 2019: Research Assistant, Health & Society Program, Institute of Behavioral Science

Teaching Experience


  • Math Tools for Economists II (x2), Instructor overall rating: 5.50, 5.77/6
  • Intro to Statistics, Instructor overall rating: 5.04/6

Teaching Assistant

  • Principles of Microeconomics (x3), Principles of Macroeconomics, Intro to Statistics, 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)
Prize in Econometrics, University of Colorado Boulder (2017)