I am a Ph.D. candidate in Economics at the University of Houston. My research interest is in Applied Microeconomics primarily in labor economics. I research topics on discrimination, race, identity, mental health, and immigration.

In my free time, I enjoy running with my two dogs, watching college and professional sports, and trying new restaurants in the Houston area.

Research Interests

  • Applied Microeconomics
  • Labor Economics


University of Houston
Ph.D. in Economics

Advisors: Chinhui Juhn (co-chair), Vikram Maheshri (co-chair), Willa Friedman, Yona Rubinstein

Houston, TX Granted May 2023

  • Dissertation: Essays on Hispanic Identity

University of Houston
M.A. in Economics

Houston, TX Granted May 2020

Arizona State University
B.S. in Economics

Tempe, AZ Granted May 2017


University of Houston

May 2021 - August 2021

Research Assistant

  • Supervisor: Vikram Maheshri

University of Houston

June 2020 - May 2022

Research Assistant

  • Supervisor: Steve Craig

University of Houston

August 2019–August 2020

Research Assistant

  • Supervisor: Vegard Mokleiv Nygaard


University of Houston


Principles of Microeconomics and Principles of Macroeconomics

May 2021 – present

Teaching Assistant, Gergely Ujhelyi

Assisted with an undergraduate Political Economy class

August 2022– Jan 2023

Teaching Assistant, Piruz Saboury

Assisted with Intermediate Macroeconomics class

August 2021– Jan 2022

Teaching Assistant, Joel Melendez Lugo

Assisted with an undergraduate Principles of Microeconomics class

August 2020– May 2021

Teaching Assistant, Islam Rizvanoghlu

Assisted with Intermediate Macroeconomics and Capital Market Economics classes

August 2018– Jan 2019