Sep 29, 2023
As the Senior Foreign Trade Analyst at the Bureau of Economic Analysis, I am committed to aiding policy makers, industry leaders, and researchers by compiling trustworthy, expedient, and relevant economic statistics, and by ceaselessly searching for opportunities to improve data. As an economist by both trade and spirit, I am passionate about fostering long-term economic growth and improving the standard of living. Consequently, I have spent the last 10 years developing expertise on both sides of the research aisle. My strengths include: - Data Processing & Analytics: I have 3 years of applied work experience meticulously examining and generating reliable national statistics while actively identifying, proposing, and executing methodological improvements. - Programming: I am proficient in Python, STATA, FAME, SAS, SQL, and R. I am eager to continue expanding my language skills and utilize every tool at my disposal to enhance efficiency, ensure replicability, and maintain data integrity. - Project Management: I have led numerous projects during my career, honing my skills on interviewing, training, managing workforce allocation, composing performance evaluations, and presenting deliverables to stakeholders. - Research: I have 5+ years of experience successfully undertaking qualitative and quantitative research in professional and academic settings. My interests span Political Economy, International Economics, Economic History, and Development Economics. I am driven by the knowledge that economics can be a powerful force for positive change. My academic history has well prepared me to meaningfully collaborate with those who share this vision. I earned a MS in Economics from Tufts University (2020), where I researched how cultural barriers inhibited technological adoption, and consequently, economic development for the Soviet Bloc during and following the Cold War. This enabled me to explore the intriguing intersection of culture, technology, and economic growth, further fueling my dedication to this field. In 2018, I graduated from the University of San Diego with a BA in Economics, complemented by a History Minor. During my time there, I investigated the impact of Foreign Direct Investment on Economic Growth, which refined my programming and analytical abilities. The foundation for my collegiate career was solidly established during my studies at the College of Southern Nevada, where I earned an AA in Economics (2016).