About Me

I am a PhD candidate in Economics at the University of Pennsylvania with research interests in applied microeconomics, industrial organization, public economics, and health economics. My research focuses on understanding how local economic environments affect consumer decisions. In particular, I study the reasons why low-income households are less likely to use bulk discounts to save money and how this difference affects inequality. During graduate school, I worked as a Staff Economist for President Obama’s Council of Economic Advisers and for the Census Bureau.

Experience

 
 
 
 
 

Survey Statistician (FSRDC Administrator)

US Census Bureau

Sep 2017 – Jan 2019 Philadelphia, PA
 
 
 
 
 

RA for Frank DiTraglia and Camilo Garcia-Jimeno

University of Pennsylvania

Aug 2016 – Jan 2019 Philadelphia, PA
 
 
 
 
 

Staff Economist

Council of Economic Advisers (President Obama)

Aug 2015 – Aug 2016 Washington, DC
 
 
 
 
 

Quantitative Research Intern

Wealthfront

May 2015 – Aug 2015 Palo Alto, CA
 
 
 
 
 

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