I am passionate about evidence-based policy. I am an economist at the Small Business Administration (SBA) in the Office of Program Performance, Analysis, and Evaluation. In my spare time I work on public policy research and my dissertation for my PhD in economics. I received my MA in May 2020 and advanced to candidacy in summer 2022.
In my role at SBA, I conduct regulatory economic analysis, support the evaluation of our programs, and help leverage data and evidence as a strategic asset to drive decisions.
For my PhD, I am specializing in urban economics and economic sociology at George Mason University. I am currently studying the persistent effects of historical sundown policies on contemporary economic growth and other outcomes. By taking this historical look, I believe we can better understand how our past as a society shapes our future, with the ultimate goal of not repeating it.