I was born in Hamburg, Germany. In 2008,I came to the US on an athletic scholarship and received a B.A. in Economics and Finance at Valdosta State University. In May of 2016, I graduated with a Ph. D. in Economics from Emory University.

Currently, I am an Assistant Professor in the Department of Marketing & Economics at the University of West Florida.

My research interests include Health Economics, Labor Economics and Public Economics.