I am an Applied Microeconomist who uses empirical methodology to find causal relationships using survey, administrative, and experimental data. Broadly, my research fields are labor economics, urban economics, public economics, and health economics.
My current research focuses on two main areas:
1. Examining the impact of public policy on health and health outcomes.
2. Maximizing retirees’ consumption in retirement by understanding their utilization of housing equity.
Prior to graduate school, I was an Assistant Manager of Culinary Operations at Busch Gardens Williamsburg and Water Country USA. My undergraduate education was split between Virginia Tech and Old Dominion University where I graduated with a B.A. in Economics and a minor in Applied Mathematics. As a hobby, I am an avid basketball player.