I graduated in May 2017 from Harvard University with a PhD from the Political Economy and Government program (Economics track) and from Middlebury College in 2007 with a B.A. in Economics and Political Science.
Prior to starting graduate school, I worked in Vietnam for a microfinance organization and in Uganda for Innovations for Poverty Action managing randomized controlled trials of development projects. I subsequently worked as a Research Assistant at the Economic Growth Center at Yale University and at Harvard Business School. I also spent a summer studying Arabic in Jordan as a US State Department Critical Language Scholar.
My research interests are at the intersection of development economics, political economy, and economic history. Most recently, I have been working in the Democratic Republic of Congo. I also have research experience in Uganda, Zambia, Ghana, Nigeria, Bolivia and Vietnam.