I enjoy a wide variety of activities when I'm not working on economics! In particular, I am an avid skier (on the left is a clip of me enjoying a particularly deep powder day in the Utah backcountry!), play soccer, and hike as often as I can. I also volunteer as a high school speech and debate coach for my old high school.
At Purdue I have been an officer in the Krannert Doctoral Student Association since me second year. This includes a term as the president in my fourth year. I created a new first year mentoring program to match new students with upper years who can give them valuable advice and start building connections within the department immediately. I also created a new professional development day where we invited speakers to discuss important attributes of a complete Ph.D. candidate beyond developing research skills. I am a big believer in public service and love opportunities to give back to my community!
I was born and raised in rural Wyoming, which means that any city I visit is 'the big city' to me! However, I have French citizenship through my parents and was lucky enough to travel extensively throughout Europe while visiting my family.
I also have a dog named Chelsea (yes after the soccer club!). She is a 4 year old goldendoodle and is more than enough to keep me busy on my breaks and in the evenings! We love going on walks and playing fetch together, plus chasing the occasional squirrel.