I am currently a fifth-year PhD candidate in Public Policy at the Goldman School of Public Policy at UC Berkeley. I am interested in understanding how we can increase access to opportunity for all children, particularly those from disadvantaged and historically marginalized backgrounds.
My research, broadly, examines how public policy and political institutions can work to perpetuate or attenuate economic and racial inequality, with recent work focusing on voting rights, land use regulations, and low-income housing policy. This works sits at the intersection of (local) public finance, urban economics, and political economy.
Prior to coming to UC Berkeley, I conducted research on a range of issues affecting low-income families at the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities.