I am a PhD Candidate in Food Policy and Applied nutrition at the Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy at Tufts University. I focus on food policy and economics related to poverty, nutrition, and welfare outcomes. I’ve spent most of the last 4 years working in and with partners and data from Malawi but my research interests are domestic and global.

My dissertation is entitled “Household consumption, individual requirements, and the affordability of nutrient adequacy An application to Malawi.” Read my job market paper here.

Prior to coming to Tufts, I spent five years at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation as a program officer in agricultural development. My work there involved a wide range of issues including gender, food systems, nutrition, environment, data, policy research, evaluation, and measurement.

I hold a Master of Public Administration and a Certificate in International Development from the Evans School of Public Policy & Governance at the University of Washington where I also conducted food, agriculture, and development policy research. I completed a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology at McGill University.

Outside of work, I’m a dedicated practitioner of yoga, spend a lot of time reading, and love to cook and garden.


  • Ph.D. Friedman School of Nutrition Science & Policy (Dec 2020)
  • M.P.A., Evans School of Public Policy and Government, University of Washington (2011)
  • Certificate in International Development, Evans School of Public Policy and Governance, University of Washington (2011)
  • B.A., Sociology, McGill University (2006)