I am originally from Oxford, Michigan. My undergraduate degree is from Pensacola Christian College. My graduate degrees are from the University of Kentucky. My research interests include health-related policy outcomes, economic education, and household finance. I have spent time looking into the causes and effects of smoking bans in the hospitality sector. In the fall of 2011, I started the economics reading group here at SFA. The group provides incentives for students of all majors to engage with faculty in energetic discussions about economic topics. I am currently the Rusche College of Business Undergraduate Research Coordinator. Please ask me about getting engaged in research as an undergraduate.