I was born and raised in New Jersey, in a suburb of New York City. I enjoy traveling, distance running (half marathons and marathons), fitness classes, exploring neighborhoods, and spending time with family and friends.
Prior to my graduate studies at UC Berkeley, I completed Bachelor of Science degrees at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Chemical Engineering and Biology with minors in Economics and Public Policy. I also worked in management consulting at the Boston Consulting Group’s New York office, focusing on the pharmaceutical and medical technology industries.
At UC Berkeley, I served as a Graduate Student Instructor (teaching assistant) for undergraduate, PhD, and MPH (master of public health) courses. Beyond teaching students, I have been involved in the economics community more broadly as the Department of Economics Head Graduate Student Instructor during 2014-2015 and as a Co-President of Women in Economics at Berkeley during 2013-2014.