I am currently in my fifth year of the economics PhD program at the University of Kentucky.  I will also be serving as a Visiting Instructor at Berea College for the 18-19 school year.  My research is focused on how welfare programs affect the well-being of children.  I'm passionate about my research and teaching because I believe both can make a positive impact.

I will be on the job market and interviewing at the 2019 ASSA meetings in Atlanta, and I will be presenting at the November 2018 Southern Economics Association Annual Meetings in DC.