I have extensive experience applying rigorous analytical techniques to solve real-world problems. As an economic consultant at both Bates White in Washington, DC and ApplEcon in Ann Arbor, MI I produced high-quality economic analyses in support of antitrust, energy, finance, and environmental product liability litigation. I worked closely with experts, clients, and attorneys to produce expert economic reports capable of standing up to intense scrutiny by opposing experts. As a consultant I learned to work effectively as a team to meet tight deadlines while adhering to high standards of rigor and accuracy. As a litigation consultant, effectively communicating complex ideas to audiences of non-experts was essential and was an area at which I excelled. Later, while pursuing my doctorate I served as a research assistant on the data team for the Child and Family Research Partnership. This position allowed me to work in areas of program evaluation and survey methodology. There I conducted data analyses to evaluate the effectiveness of Texas state child welfare and education programs. This professional background makes me uniquely qualified to apply rigorous analytical techniques to a broad range of problems and industries.