I am a PhD Candidate in the Department of Applied Economics at the University of Minnesota. I will be an Assistant Professor in the Economics Department at Colby College starting in the fall of 2017. My research interests are at the intersection of international economic development and health. In my dissertation I investigate support for and the perpetuation of female genital cutting in West Africa. 

My job market paper was featured in the World Bank's Development Impact blog and Economics that Really Matters and was awarded the Warren Samuels Prize at the ASSA meetings in Chicago.

Before starting my PhD, I worked at The International Initiative for Impact Evaluation (3ie) in New Delhi, India. I obtained my master's degree in International Economics from The Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies in Geneva, Switzerland and my bachelor's degree in Applied Mathematics from Texas A&M University.