| About |

I attended the University of Wisconsin-Madison where I studied Political Science and African Studies. Through UW, I spent four months in Uganda's Buvuma Islands, developing, funding, and implementing projects related to health and education. My experiences there shifted my professional goals toward studying when social change occurs and how policy can effect it. 

After Madison, I spent time in NYC before moving to Spain where I worked as an RA with a group of development economists for three years. I dove headlong into learning econometrics and the research process, as well as learned Spanish.

I completed a joint Ph.D. in Political Science and Public Policy at the University of Michigan, during which I spent time off-campus in Ghana, as well as Germany.

My drive for learning and experimentation began in the natural world, where you can often find me climbing things, tending plants, and paddling boats. In the day-to-day you'll find me biking, building, photographing, and still working on a perpetually flakey jumpshot.