Assistant Professor at UCLA Anderson

Ph.D. Yale University 2021


I am an assistant professor in the DOTM group at the Anderson School of Management at UCLA, where I research how powerful tools from the sharing economy can be tailored toward applications in the public and civic sectors. Before joining UCLA, I received my Ph.D. in Operations from the Yale School of Management, where I was fortunate to be advised by Vahideh Manshadi, and I spent one great year as a post-doc at the Stanford Graduate School of Business hosted by Daniela Saban.

Drawing on techniques from operations, computer science, economics, and statistics, my research aims to amplify the impact of organizations that promote social good. I build data-driven models of large stochastic systems to shed light on how these organizations can harness the power of crowdsourcing and platform-based markets. As part of my research, I have collaborated with amazing nonprofit partners such as Food Rescue U.S. and VolunteerMatch.

In addition to my work on operations outside the private sector, I spent the summer of 2019 working at Lyft as a research science intern with their driver positioning team. Before starting my Ph.D. at Yale, I graduated from Williams College in 2013 with a degree in Math and Economics, and I taught in the Math Department at Kingswood Oxford School for three years.