Short Bio: Hello! Welcome to my website. I am an applied economist with a diverse range of research interests, primarily focusing on environmental economics and development. Growing up in California and Wisconsin, my passion for better understanding the complex relationships between economic development and environmental sustainability emerged after spending several years studying abroad during high school and college in Venezuela, Thailand, and Costa Rica. After completing a BSc in Economics from the University of Wisconsin, Madison, a PhD in Economics from UC San Diego, and a brief 3-year stint as assistant professor of Economics at Vanderbilt University, I made my way over to the Dept. of International Development at the London School of Economics in the UK, where I've been ever since. My research and hobbies continue to reflect my passions for nature, animals, ideas, and exploration. I'm extremely fortunate to be surrounded by an interdisciplinary set of world-class colleagues, and the bright, highly international MSc and PhD students here teach me new things every day.