I am a doctoral candidate in the Department of Economics focusing on development economics and applied microeconomics. I am interested in issues of immigration, gender, adoption of new technology, entrepreneurship and microfinance. Specifically, I am focused on the development impact of immigration in sending communities and the role of gender, technology, and microfinance.
I am currently working with Professor Andrew Foster in the economics department using a longitudinal survey from Matlab, Bangladesh to explore questions concerning the long term impacts of several health interventions.
Previously, I worked as a research assistant at the Brookings Institution in Washington DC studying domestic issues including the Affordable Care Act, Social Security, and impacts of immigration. This work allowed me to develop strong data analysis skills which I now plan to use in my study of development and immigration.