I am a Lecturer/Advisor and Associate Director of Undergraduate Advising in the Economics Department at Harvard University, where I teach a course in development economics and a senior thesis research seminar.  My main area of research is in development economics, with particular interests in governance, decentralization, public goods provision, organizations of the poor, and the longer-term dynamics of development interventions.  As of Summer 2020, my husband and I are also Faculty Deans of Winthrop House.

I received a Ph.D. in Applied Economics from Cornell University (2008) and a B.S. in Economics from Binghamton University (2001).  Prior to joining Harvard, I was an Assistant Professor in the Economics Department at Scripps College.