I am a Visiting Professor of Economics at Sarah Lawrence College and a Ph.D. candidate in Economics at the New School for Social Research in New York City. My research focuses on political economy, industrial organization, and macroeconomics. I am particularly interested in conflicting theories 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.