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About Me

About Me

As an economist, I study the factors that lead to the economic success (or economic decline) of places focusing on rural areas and small towns. I focus on attracting and keeping a highly skilled workforce, growing 21st century jobs, and the importance of enhancing the quality of life in communities. I also co-host The Suburban Women Problem Podcast.

Work Experience

Work Experience

2013 - 2023

Department of Economics, The University of Akron

2009 - 2013

Research Assistant, The Swank Program in Rural-Urban Policy,
Department of Agricultural, Environmental, and Development Economics, The Ohio State University

2007 - 2008

Sr. Management Analyst, BearingPoint,
Dayton, OH

2004 - 2007

Scientific Analyst, Lieutenant, United States Air Force,
Wright Patterson Air Force Base, OH



2013 / PhD

The Ohio State University

Agricultural, Environmental, and Development Economics 

2006 / MS

Air Force Institute of Technology

Operations Research

2004 / BS

The United States Air Force Academy


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