Curriculum Vitae

CV pdf


2026 (expected) PhD, Economics, University of Kansas

2023 (en route) MA, Economics, University of Kansas

2021 BA, Economics, Butler University, Summa Cum Laude

Research Interests

Gender Economics, Health Economics, Labor Economics, Applied Microeconomics

Journal Articles

"Critics' Pick or Social Media Smash: The Effect of Critics' Reviews and Social Media on Broadway" (with Kathy Paulson Gjerde), Applied Economics Letters, 2024

Technical Reports and Policy Briefs

"The Economics of Child Care and Child Care Licensing in Kansas" (with Misty Heggeness and Jennifer Babitzke), United Women's Empowerment, forthcoming

Working Papers 

Occupational Hazard: An Analysis of Birth Outcomes Among Physician Mothers” (with Anupam B. Jena & David Slusky)

Works in Progress

“Pandemic Paternity Leave? How An Adaptive Labor Market Shifted Labor Supply for Infants’ Parents" (with Misty Heggeness and Yurong Zhang)

"The Impact of Abortion Bans on Fertility and WIC Participation"

Teaching Experience

University of Kansas

Graduate Teaching Assistant:

ECON 142 Principles of Microeconomics: Fall 2022, Spring 2023

ECON 144 Principles of Macroeconomics: Fall 2022, Spring 2023

Head Graduate Teaching Assistant: Spring 2023

Lead Instructor:

ECON 144 Principles of Macroeconomics: Summer 2023

ECON 564 Health Economics: Spring 2024

Butler University

2019-2021 Economics Tutor

Honors, Awards, and Fellowships

2021- Madison and Lila Self Graduate Fellowship

2022 R.S. Howey Award (Top performances on microeconomics and macroeconomics qualifying exams)

2021 Highest Distinction in Economics

2020 Charles O. McGaughey Economics Leadership Award

2017 W & J Sellick & Blomberg Business Scholarship

Conference Presentations

2023 Missouri Valley Economic Association

Seminar Presentations

2023 University of Kansas

Other Employment

2021- Research Assistant to David Slusky, University of Kansas

2023 Research Assistant to Misty Heggeness, University of Kansas

2020 Research Intern, EMILY’s List, Washington D.C.                          

2019-2020 Research Assistant to William Rieber, Butler University

Professional Memberships

American Economic Association

American Society of Health Economists

Population Association of America


Programing: LaTex (proficient), STATA (proficient), R (beginner)

Political Research: Public Records Search, State Legislature Database, Advanced Social Media Search