Hello and welcome to my website! I am a PhD Candidate in the Department of Economics at Brown University. My research focuses on development and urban economics and I am also an experienced teacher, having designed and lectured classes on Development Economics and the core intermediate economics classes. I will be joining the Department of Economics at the University of Toronto Mississauga as an Assistant Professor (Teaching Stream) in Fall 2021.
I am a dual Canadian-British citizen originally from Vancouver, Canada. I completed my undergraduate studies at Western University, graduating in 2011 with a Honors BA with a specialization in Economics (with Distinction). I then went on to complete my MSc Economics at the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE), writing my MSc Thesis on competition and Ethiopian coffee markets, and graduating in 2012 (with Distinction). I then spent a year working as an economic consultant for antitrust cases before moving back to the LSE to work as an economist with their International Growth Center. In my final year with the IGC, I moved to their Myanmar office as an economist, working on policy issues including mobile money, Myanmar's LDC status graduation, and urbanization in Yangon.
I came to Brown University in 2015 as a PhD student in the Department of Economics. My research has focused on topics from both urban and development economics. I also have significant teaching experience, lecturing four undergraduate courses during the Summer and Fall semesters, and have served as a Teaching Assistant for a dozen other courses. I am also a Head Teaching Consultant with The Sheridan Center and have completed many of their certificate programs.