I study applied microeconomics, focusing on how public policies affect consumer decisions about education, savings, and health. Currently I work with CFS on a U.S. Treasury-funded project entitled, “Borrow$mart: A Field Study of the Effects of an Online Financial Capability Tool on the Schooling and Financing Decisions of Proprietary-Sector College Students” as well as a project examining the impact of the EMPOWER program to encourage more retirement savings among women employed by the state of Wisconsin.
I attended Augustana College in South Dakota, earning a BA in mathematics and economics. Prior to coming to Wisconsin, I worked as a software engineer. I earned my PhD in economics at UW in 2015.