I am a Ph.D. candidate in the Department of Political Science and an M.A. candidate in the Department of Economics at the University of California, Berkeley. My dissertation uses principal-agent models to study the quality of law enforcement in trial courts. Of particular interest are the conditions under which trial judges and prosecutors are incentivized to exert effort to acquire costly information about cases.
Before coming to Berkeley, I received an M.P.A. from Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs, and a B.A. summa cum laude in Politics and Economics from Brandeis University. I have also worked in the corporate practice at Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP in New York, and interned at the U.S. Embassy in Norway.