I am a Ph.D. Candidate in Economics at the University of California, Santa Barbara. My specializations are microeconomics, behavioral, public, and development. I am a U.S. citizen and resident of California for over 20 years.

I will be on the job market this Fall and available for interviews at the 2018 ASSA meeting in Philadelphia.

I am a first-generation college graduate and will also be the first to earn a doctorate. My trials overcoming a decade of poverty have taught me resilience, the value of education, and great compassion for all.

Today, I am a holder of three degrees in various fields, a polyglot of four languages, a former business owner, a local chess champion, and an award-winning artist. I read a new personal development book each month and practice mindful living.

Please explore the site to learn more about my values as a scholar, educator, and humanitarian.



Mailing address:
2127 North Hall
Department of Economics
University of California,
Santa Barbara, CA, 93106-9210

Office: North Hall 2017