Hello! I am a first year PhD student from Iowa City, Iowa. I finished a BBA in economics from University of Iowa in 2012 and an MS in economics from Auburn University in 2014. Since finishing the MS, I have been spending most of my time teaching and traveling. My teaching assignments have included Principles of Macro, International Trade, Mathematics for Economists, and Game Theory. I have also held jobs bartending, painting, and as an accountant for the University of Iowa in the past few years. In my free time, I enjoy live music and sports.