Professional Experience


Senior Research Associate

Economic Policy Studies, American Enterprise Institute

Jun 2020 – Present Washington, District of Columbia
I conduct empirical research in federal tax and budget policy, economic growth, labor economics, and financial markets. General responsibilities include analyzing the economic implications of tax and regulatory policies, proposals, and reforms using STATA, R, and Python.


Research Assistant

Department of Economics, Baylor University

May 2019 – Aug 2019 Waco, Texas
Research Assistant for Dr. Charles M. North of the Hankamer School of Business. Collected relevant documents and data from criminal/misdemeanor court databases for analysis; prepared, consolidated, and updated existing datasets.

Student Financial Data Analyst

Philip M. Dorr Alumni & Friends Endowed Investment Fund

Aug 2018 – Aug 2019 Waco, Texas
Researched and controlled investments in small-cap companies to create value for the $8.7 million fund. Utilized Bloomberg, FactSet, and other financial data sources to aid in equity analysis.

Administrative Assistant

Department of Finance, Baylor University

Jan 2018 – May 2020 Waco, Texas
Assisted with administrative functions of the Baylor Business Fellows Program. General responsibilities included planning program activities, preparing materials for publication, organizing and conducting presentations for high-ability applicants, and data management.

Teaching Experience

(TA) Finance 4366 - Options, Futures, and Other Derivatives

Course Description: During the past few decades, there has been explosive growth in the use of derivative securities such as options and futures for managing risk. Such securities are commonly referred to as “derivatives” because their values depend upon the values of other assets. This course presents a conceptual framework for understanding how to price derivatives and design risk management strategies.

(TA) Finance 4335 - Business Risk Management

Course Description: This course offers an integrated approach to risk management by combining concepts, tools, and techniques from finance and related disciplines such as economics and the decision sciences. The course focuses attention on the identification, evaluation, pricing, and management of risk from personal as well as corporate perspectives. Topics covered include how to characterize and measure risk attitudes, compare and price risk, evaluate the effects that risk has on stakeholder incentives and firm value, etc.

Recent Talks & Presentations

Boomerang Children and Parental Retirement Outcomes

Treasure in Heaven - Returns to Schooling in Clergy Labor Markets

ASREC 2020 was cancelled due to growing concerns regarding COVID-19.

Treasure in Heaven - Returns to Schooling in Clergy Labor Markets

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Honors & Awards

Albert Sidney Burleson Award in Economics

URSA Outstanding Platform Presentation Award

Values & Capitalism Young Scholar

Southwest U.S. Research Challenge Champion

Jazz Performances & Current Gigs

I am a former auditioned member of Baylor University’s Wayne Fisher Jazz Program and student of Dr. Edward Taylor and Mr. Alex Parker. In my time at Baylor, I held various performance chairs both within and outside of the School of Music. From 2017-2020, I was the drummer for the Baylor University Jazz Ensemble & the Baylor University Jazz Combo. I am also a former member of the jazz septet Seeking Changes, the jazz septet Septonic, Fifth Street Jazz Ensemble at First Baptist Church Waco, the FBC Waco Worship Orchestra, and the Concert Jazz Ensemble at Baylor University. In my four short years in Waco, Texas, I performed with Sean Jones, Chris Potter, Sim Flora, the Baylor A Capella Choir, the Baylor Chamber Singers, and toured in Washington D.C., throughout Texas, and in Lima, Peru. Currently, I live and work in the Washington, D.C. area and regularly seek performance opportunities.