About me

I am a PhD Candidate at the University of California Santa Barbara Department of Economics. I completed my undergraduate education at Indiana University, where I majored in Economics/Math and Geography.

My current research explores local responses to federal disaster policy as well as the political economy of such policies.

I spent the summer of 2018 in Bozeman, Montana as a Graduate Fellow at the Property and Environment Research Center (PERC). I am the recipient of PERC's 2019 William S. Broadbent Family Graduate Fellow Award. You can access their website here.

My non-professional interests include mountain biking (preferably downhill, reluctantly uphill).


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Los Padres behind Santa Barbara, October 2018 vs March 2019