I am originally from Burlington, IA. Before attending Iowa, I graduated with a B.A. in Economics in Spanish from Central College in 2010. I also minored in mathematics and international relations. I completed my Ph.D program at the University of Iowa in the summer of 2015. I am currently an Assistant Professor at University of Tennessee, Knoxville.
When not working on my research, I enjoy watching soccer (especially FC Barcelona and the U.S. men’s and women’s national team), cheering on the Philadelphia Phillies, reading, and playing card games.