I received my BS in Economics and Statistics from the University of Illinois in 2014, where I swam on the Varsity Women's Swimming and Diving Team (I-L-L!).
I earned my MS in Agricultural and Applied Economics from the University of Illinois in 2016. During that time I led my first independent field work in Brazil, solidifying my belief that Brazil's agricultural production will shape the world's environmental and food security outcomes.
I finished my PhD in Agricultural and Applied Economics at the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 2020. I returned to Brazil in 2018 and 2019, including spending a year as a Fulbright Research Scholar in Rondônia.
Outside of work (and sometimes overlapping with it), I can be found hiking, swimming, coaching swimming, and trying futilely to tire out my two giant dogs, Indiana Jones and Han Solo.