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. My research is in development economics and economic history with a focus on human capital, especially health, in Sub-Saharan Africa and Latin America.
My job market paper shows how colonial institutions shaped the HIV epidemic in Mozambique through their lasting impacts on marriage and dating markets. In my other projects, I examine the effects of infectious disease eradication during childhood on adult income, health, labor productivity, marriage, and public expenditures.
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 inclusion in college athletics.
My CV is here.
I am on the job market in 2021-22 and will be available for interviews.