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I am a seventh year Ph.D. candidate at Carnegie Mellon University working in Economics at the Tepper School of Business, advised by Dennis Epple and Holger Sieg (currently at The University of Pennsylvania). I am also enrolled in the Program in Interdisciplinary Education Research. PIER is funded by the U.S. Department of Education with the explicit purpose of bringing pre-doctoral students across the university together for collaborative education research.

I received my M.S. in Economics at Carnegie Mellon University in 2009. Before entering Carnegie Mellon, I graduated with honors from Johns Hopkins University in 2007 with a B.S. degree in both Biomedical Engineering and Economics.

My research interests are related to education program evaluation. I have recently focused on measuring and improving student effort in the classroom.