I’m generally interested in social science research, with special emphasis on economics and public policy. My research is related to public policy, health, and child well-being, with a central theme of risk-taking behavior, and I have other interests in research on poverty, vice goods, gambling, and payday lending. My current research project explores how recreational marijuana dispensary locations by Wisconsin borders in Michigan have affected child well-being in Wisconsin.
I also work on a research project with Professor Megan Doherty Bea that investigates the effects of state minimum wage law changes to racial disparities in financial access, and I’m involved in a project with Professor J. Michael Collins to provide evidence on the effectiveness of Money Matters online financial education program together with the UW Division of Extension.
- Teaching assistant for CNSR SCI 201 – Consumer Insights
- Consumer Science
- PhD Human Ecology: Consumer Behavior & Family Economics
- MIPA, International Public Affairs, University of Wisconsin–Madison
- BA, Political Science and Global Studies, Winona State University