Graduate Teaching Assistant

About

Biography

Hello! I am from Cleveland, Ohio and have spent the last two years in Omaha, Nebraska, so I’m a little sad (just a little) to have left the Midwest for the mountains. I graduated from the College of Wooster in 2016 with a BA in Economics and Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies - so, CSU’s emphasis on feminist and other heterodox schools of economic thought immediately attracted me to the program. After graduating, I did two terms of service with AmeriCorps for an organization called College Possible, where I ran an after-school program for low-income first-generation high school seniors to guide them through the college application and financial aid process. Doing this helped me realize that teaching and advising students is my passion, and I’m so excited to be a GTA and continue practicing what I love. Outside of school, my interests include my plants, craft beer, and Cleveland baseball.

In general, I am interested in studying the intersections of economics with social and political forces. I wrote my undergraduate thesis on food insecurity in the LGBT+ community and the factors that influence not only food security status, but also an individual's decision to self-identify in a large-scale survey like the Census. As a graduate student, I hope to continue researching similar applications of consumer choice theory, focusing especially on reproductive justice within the United States, and I look forward to where this research will take me.