Professional Bio


  • Ph.D., Economics: Public Finance and International Trade, University of Colorado
  • M.A., Economic Development and International Trade, University of Reading
  • B.S., Journalism, University of Maryland

Professional Experience

  • Economic consultant for computer systems and software firm
  • Senior associate in economic analysis for major consulting firms
  • Research assistant, Department of Economics, University of Colorado
  • Consultant, The World Bank, Development Research Group, Washington, DC
  • Labor economist, U.S. Department of Labor, Washington, DC

Research & Scholarship

Research Interests

  • Inequality and Public Policy
  • Healthcare
  • Sustainability
  • Behavioral Economics
  • Design Thinking for Social Change
  • Neuroeconomics