Welcome to my website!

I am an economist at :maple_leaf:Simon Fraser University:maple_leaf: working across several fields of applied microeconomics. My research utilizes large administrative data sets to inform policy makers about the impact of health, environmental, social, and criminal justice policies on a variety of outcomes. I am particularly interested in better understanding the ways in which we can lower crime and improve social welfare ranging from investments in early-life health to diversion programs that allow defendants to avoid the life-long stigma of a criminal conviction.

In September 2020, I published a report prepared for the National Commision on COVID-19 and Criminal Justice analyzing case and mortality rates in U.S. State and Federal prisons. The report was recently covered by CNN and the San Francisco Chronicle. A follow-up report was published in December 2020.