Anything can make me stop and look and wonder, and sometimes learn.
— Kurt Vonnegut

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I was born and raised in Ocean City, NJ and attended Stockton University for my undergraduate degree where I studied applied physics and mathematics. During my time at Stockton, I served as one of two student trustees on the Stockton Board of Trustees, was elected Public Relations Chair of the Stockton Student Senate, and became a member of the Kappa Sigma Fraternity. In addition, I was a member of TALONS, a student organization that staffs events and mentors incoming Freshman and Transfer students during Stockton's Welcome Week.

I became a Gaucho at the University of California, Santa Barbara three years ago where I am currently pursuing my Ph.D in Economics. While I am interested in a broad range of topics, my current work incorporates macroeconomic theory and econometric analysis. In particular, I am now working on assessing the robustness of the local projections method, migration patterns of married households since the 1960's, and the growth effects of aging populations in Europe. In my work, I am always eager to learn from my colleagues and welcome the opportunity to explore new areas of research with others. Moreover, I frequently work with the Laboratory for Aggregate Economics and Finance in the production of their seasonal economic newsletters.

In addition to my academic interests, I thoroughly enjoy the outdoors and staying active. On the weekends, I can be found surfing at Campus or Coal Oil Point or playing volleyball. I am also an avid tennis player and enjoy squeezing in a quick match whenever possible. When longer breaks present themselves, I take every opportunity to see new places. My most recent trip took camping through Joshua Tree and Idyllwild.