I am a Teaching Assistant Professor and Faculty Advisor at the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill. I have developed a new focus for the required Introduction to Statistics and Econometrics course to focus on regression analysis, important statistical tools and basic derivations, optimization and proof-writing. I have also been the Faculty Advisor for Economics majors at UNC, guiding students through their class choices to match their desired career goals as well as helping them navigate our new B.S. degree in Economics.
My research is focused on economic sanctions, both measuring their effect on trade flows as well as their impact on civil liberties in the targeted countries. I am interested in sanctions because of their prevalence as a foreign policy tool for the United States and a growing number of other countries. I am also passionate about teaching, providing students with economic theory and practical skills that will benefit them in their lives and careers.