I’m a PhD candidate in economics at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, but currently residing in Salt Lake City, Utah. I’m doing dissertation research and perusing my passion for working one-on-one with students through professional private tutoring.


My life story (in brief)

I grew up in Salt Lake City, Utah and graduated from the University of Utah in 2008 with a Bachelors of Science in economics with a business minor. From there I worked in business development for ARUP Laboratories before entering the the economics doctoral program at UMass Amherst in western Massachusetts. Upon completing my coursework I moved back to the city I love and am working remotely on my dissertation.



My core theoretical studies are in Political Economy with an emphasis on Marxian economics and with fields of specialization in Labor Economics and Econometrics.My research interests include: Poverty and Inequality in the US, Alternative Poverty Measures in the US, Spatial Inequality, Marxian Economics, US Social Welfare Policy, Labor and the Working Poor.