Department of Economics
University of California, Davis
I am currently a PhD Candidate in Economics at the University of California, Davis. After completing my undergraduate work in Mathematics and Economics at the University of Wisconsin, Madison, I immediately began my graduate studies in Davis. During my time at Davis, I have received awards for both my teaching and research. I have extensive experience as a teaching assistant and as an instructor for an upper division undergraduate course on energy economics in Spring 2018. My research focuses on energy and the environment and transportation economics and utilizes various econometric methods paired with both archival data and field experiments. I expect my PhD in September 2020.
Economics, however, is not my life. I am the executive assistant director for Purple Tree Cafe, a nonprofit focused providing employment to people with disabilities and community to all. I am also an artist in many media. I host a podcast, And Still I Rise, with the lovely Olivia Taylor about sexual assault and trauma that can be found wherever you listen to podcasts, I paint, primarily acrylic on canvas, and I sing and play piano. Art in various forms, mindfulness, exercise, therapy, and medication have helped me tremendously on my mental health journey. Everyone is fighting their own invisible battles, so be kind and love one another.