I am an assistant professor in the Entrepreneurial Management Unit at Harvard Business School and a faculty affiliate at the Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab (J-PAL). I study the causes of financial distress among American households and how government, private insurance, and credit markets should function to insure those risks. In recent projects, I've been working on improving our understanding of the economic consequences of health care policy, the consumer bankruptcy system, and financial and insurance technology.
I was born and raised in Madison, WI and graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 2012 with degrees in Economics, Mathematics, and Political Science. I worked as a research assistant for Professor Amy Finkelstein at the National Bureau of Economic Research for a year before beginning my Ph.D. in Economics at MIT. I completed my Ph.D. in June 2018 and was a post-doctoral fellow in Household Finance at NBER for the 2018-2019 academic year before joining HBS.