Thank you for visiting my academic website. I am an Assistant Professor of Economics in the Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy at Rutgers University. My current work is supported by an Early Career Award (Pipeline Grants Competition) from the Russell Sage Foundation and Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. Prior to joining the Bloustein School faculty, I was a National Science Foundation (NSF) Postdoctoral Research Fellow in the Dyson School of Applied Economics and Management at Cornell University. My research interests include household financial status, asset accumulation, health, and stratification.