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September 2020 - Present

EDCHOICE | RESEARCH ANALYST

  • Leads data collection and analysis for recurring projects

  • Develops special research projects and provides assistance to others' projects through research, writing, and data visualization 

  • Assists with the Research and Thought Leadership team’s data collection and analysis and verifies research and sources

  • Writes blog posts and records podcast appearances covering the team’s research

  • Corresponds and collaborates with relevant state agencies and organizational partners

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April 2020 - August 2020

LEGISLATIVE SERVICES AGENCY | FISCAL RESEARCH INTERN

  • Conducted data analysis, cleaning, and collection for the Legislative Services Agency’s teacher compensation report, utilizing R and Excel

  • Wrote concise and thorough literature reviews and memos for education analysts, fluently navigating various state and federal government agency websites and databases for needed information

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September 2017 - June 2020

YOUNG VOICES | CONTRIBUTOR

  • Wrote monthly op-eds on economic policy issues, read by hundreds of thousands of visitors

  • Provided economic policy analysis for podcasts and radio, including local and satellite radio stations

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August 2019 - March 2020

INDIANA SENATE | LAWRENCE M. BORST FELLOW

  • Provided policy research and fiscal analysis for the Senate majority fiscal analysts through legislative process 

  • Answered fiscal policy inquiries from Senators through research, data analysis, and memo writing, especially regarding tax expenditures and school financing

  • Tracked fiscal legislation and staffed fiscal committees

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April 2018 - April 2019

SAGAMORE INSTITUTE | RESEARCH FELLOW

  • Collaborated on research with senior fellows

  • Led research and writing for a commissioned policy report on foster care policy and educational outcomes

  • Wrote numerous policy memos on child and family policy and social entrepreneurship for senior researchers

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June 2017 - August 2017

ILLINOIS POLICY INSTITUTE | MARKETING INTERN

  • Wrote 27 policy blogs on state economic and budgetary issues under daily deadlines, with over 100,000 unique readers

  • Led a journalistic investigation, which included conducting interviews and analyzing government documents

  • Fact-checked and edited articles written by staff writers and policy analysts

 

EDUCATION

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O'NEILL SCHOOL OF PUBLIC AND ENVIRONMENTAL AFFAIRS, INDIANA UNIVERSITY

Master's of Public Affairs, concentration in Policy Analysis

Estimated graduation: December 2021

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INDIANA WESLEYAN UNIVERSITY

Bachelor's of Science, Economics and Honors Humanities

  • GPA: 3.94, Summa Cum Laude

  • Minors in Political Science and Business Administration

  • John Wesley Honors Scholar

  • Member, Pi Gamma Mu ­­– international honors society for the social sciences

 

RESEARCH

UNTITLED THESIS

O’Neill School of Public & Environmental Affairs at Indiana University, In Progress, with Dr. Christian Buerger

Uses a difference-in-difference regression to analyze how the presence of school choices affects the impacts from school finance reforms

THE IMPACT OF FATHERLESSNESS ON EDUCATION IN FLORIDA

Sagamore Institute and Family First

Conducted an extensive literature review and used a fixed-effects regression model to assess the relationship between father-child relationships and educational outcomes

FACTORS OF STATE FEMALE LABOR FORCE PARTICIPATION RATES

Indiana Wesleyan University Department of Economics, with Dr. Tom Lehman

Repurposed the Duncan and Duncan segregation index to analyze the effect various economic compositions have on demand for female labor. Bowling Green State University Undergraduate Economics Paper Conference award winner.