Prior to joining the Ph.D. program at NYU Stern, I was an undergraduate economics major at Harvard. While there, I provided research assistance for several projects related to capital investment, structured products, financial crises, and the implications of drug legalization. I spent the summer of 2008 working in fixed income trading at Lehman Brothers. My primary research interests are in banking, financial regulation, and bankruptcy. Outside of work, I enjoy hiking and volunteering with Mentoring USA.