I am a Ph.D. candidate in human development and social policy at Northwestern University. I study children's and families' interactions with the social safety net, focusing on the effect of income support programs on children's long-term outcomes (health, human capital, labor outcomes, and economic well-being).
My training is grounded in economics and quantitative methods, while drawing on insights from other social science disciplines (e.g., political science, psychology, and sociology). My research interest marries my multidisciplinary methodological training with my professional experience as a Presidential Management Fellow at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). I use my experience at HHS as a springboard for identifying traditional and innovative contexts to answer research questions that offer new evidence on how social policy design and development implicate families’ well-being and children's development across the lifespan.
I am on the 2022-2023 job market.