I am PhD candidate in Agricultural & Resource Economics at UC Berkeley. I am a development economist and apply tools from microeconomics to study questions relating to labor, gender, agriculture, and environment issues, primarily exploiting natural experiments and publicly available data to conduct empirical research.
I have a Master's of Public Administration with a concentration on International Development from the University of Washington Evans School, and a BA in International Studies from Whitworth University. I was a Research & Strategic Initiatives Manager at the Evans School Policy Analysis & Research Group (EPAR), and before that worked in a variety of development interventions for non-profit organizations in East and West Africa. I have worked on projects in Burkina Faso, Burundi, Ghana, Kenya, Malawi, and Tanzania.