About Me

I am a PhD candidate in the Department of Economics and a predoctoral trainee in economic demography in the Population Studies Center at the University of Michigan. I am on the job market in 2021-22 and will be available for interviews. My CV is here.

My research is in development economics and economic history with a focus on human capital—especially health—in Sub-Saharan Africa and Latin America. In my job market paper, I show how colonial institutions shaped the HIV epidemic in Mozambique through their lasting impacts on marriage and dating markets. In my other dissertation chapters, I examine the effects of infectious disease eradication in childhood on young women's HIV prevalence in Zimbabwe and on adult income, labor productivity, fertility, and public finances in Brazil.

I hold an MA in Latin American Studies from the University of Arizona and taught introductory Spanish courses while earning my degree, an experience that informs how I teach economics.

I was also an undergraduate at Arizona, where I competed for the Men's Swimming Team as an openly gay NCAA Division I student-athlete and worked to increase LGBTQ inclusion in college athletics.