I am an Economics PhD Candidate at the University of California, Santa Barbara. My fields are Labor Economics and Econometrics.
I have extensive private sector experience working as a consultant in economic development and social entrepreneurship. Additionally, I have had the privilege of teaching economics for many years as an assistant throughout my academic career. I am a natural-born U.S. citizen, originally from Chicago, IL.
My research interests include intergenerational mobility, occupational choice, and the analysis of education. In my job market paper, I study racial trends and differences in intergenerational educational mobility in the United States between 1980 and 2013. I uncover a significant and substantial decrease in educational mobility among blacks in recent years. This decrease is not experienced among whites or Hispanics.
I am currently on the job market and will be available for interviews at the 2016 ASSA meeting in San Francisco.