I am a quantitative social scientist whose recent research investigates household-level food security and educational investments in Sub-Saharan Africa. My interdisciplinary academic background informs my approach to studies at the intersection of household composition, economic change, agricultural production, and ecological constraints. I am particularly interested in international fieldwork and quantitative survey methodology, having conducted an economic and nutritional census that longitudinally tracked individuals’ outcomes on a remote Mozambican island.
Currently, I am a Postdoctoral Teaching and Research Associate with Princeton's Institute for International and Regional Studies (PIIRS) and a Lecturer in Princeton's Sociology Department and Program in African Studies. At the University of California, Berkeley, I was a Lecturer in the Departments of Demography and Economics and an Acting Instructor in the Sociology Department.
I received my Ph.D. in Demography from UC Berkeley in 2015. My dissertation was awarded the Eugene A. and Joan S. Hammel Dissertation Prize in Demographic Studies, and a portion of my dissertation received the Tom McKnight and Joan Clemens Award for an Outstanding Student Paper at the 2014 Association of Pacific Coast Geographers conference.
I hold an MS in International Agricultural Development from UC Davis and a BS in Environmental Sciences from UC Berkeley.