I am an applied economist and statistician with ten years of experience managing and analyzing large datasets. I am passionate about communicating technical information in a compelling way to help others make informed decisions, and I design research with the interpretability of results in mind from the start.

A major theme of my research is understanding the impact of culture on the phenomena that are typically the subject of economic inquiry.

While my research is grounded in a disciplinary perspective thanks to my graduate training in economics, my work is broadly informed by insights from relevant social research.

Some of my past research includes topics related to local economic development policies, immigrant wages, immigrant language choice, infant mortality, property taxes, the cost of regulatory compliance, consumer behavior in regulated industries, and hedonic models of property values near power generation facilities.

Research Interests

  • Primary: Regulated Industries, Economics of Migration, Culture and Consumption.
  • Secondary: History of Economic Thought, Feminist Economics, History of Women in the Profession.


  • I live in Portland with my Cardigan Welsh corgi, Wilson.
  • In my free time, I'm teaching my dog dance routines to obscure 1980s pop songs and trying to eat my vegetables.
  • I love flexidiscs and fanzines and the international pop underground.