I am an applied microeconomist – aka econ nerd. I currently work as a Clinical Assistant Professor in the Economics Department at Loyola Marymount University, where I train undergraduates in the mysterious and powerful methods of economics.
I received my PhD in Economics from the University of California Santa Barbara in 2011. I have experience teaching a wide range of courses, a well-developed research agenda, and a record of attracting external funding. I am highly collaborative. My training and experience have given me the opportunity to work with academics and non-academics across a variety of disciplines.
In addition to academic publications, I work to translate academic research into useful and practical knowledge for communities, non-profits, governments, and policy makers. To that end, I have collaborated with a variety of local, regional, and national organizations, and my research has been funded by The Urban Child Institute, the American Cancer Society, and the National Institutes of Health.