In September 2017, I will start as an Assistant Professor of Economics at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. Currently I am a Ph.D. candidate in Economics at the New School for Social Research in New York City. My research focuses on the political economy of economic policy, feminist economics, industrial organization, and macroeconomics. I am particularly interested in the theory of economic policy, government intervention, and the welfare state in capitalist economies. Prior to beginning my graduate education, I worked for a number of nonprofit advocacy organizations focused on domestic poverty and the U.S. social safety net. In my free time, I enjoy yoga, painting, and hiking.