I am a Ph.D. candidate in the Dyson School of Applied Economics and Management. While my current research focuses on resilience theory and measurement, my broad research interests include agricultural production and food security, primarily in West and East Africa. I am also an editor of and frequent contributor to the Economics That Really Matters Blog.
Prior to beginning my doctoral studies at Cornell, I spent 5 years managing development projects and writing grant proposals for Catholic Relief Services' activities in Africa and Asia. Before joining CRS, I was as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Guinea where I taught math to 9th and 10th graders in the small town of Sandenia.
I have a B.A. in Mathematics from Smith College and an M.A. in International Relations from the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS).
Resilience, Poverty, & Well-being Measurement
Impact of Climate Change & Shocks on Well-being
Impact Assessment and Policy Design
Food Security & Agricultural Livelihoods
2012 - 2017 (expected)
Ph.D. Applied Economics & Management
2005 - 2007
The Johns Hopkins University SAIS
M.A. International Relations
1998 - 2002