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I’m a member of the Yale Law School class of 2018, studying corporate & financial crime and drug policy reform. Before law school, I studied corporate and financial crime in London, with the support of the United Kingdom’s Marshall Scholarship. During two years in London, I completed the MSc Risk and Finance course at the London School of Economics and the MSc Economic Policy course at University College London. In 2010, I graduated from Brown University, with a double major in modern critical philosophy and physics. My research has included papers on market manipulation through high frequency trading, the epistemological basis of Keynesian macroeconomics, risk management, and a philosophy of scientific revolution based on Einstein’s 1905 papers. I also wrote a chapter of The Trouble Is The Banks, published by n+1, about the major banking scandals surrounding the global financial crisis, as revealed in settlements reached with the 5 largest Too Big To Fail American banks.

I aim to work as a prosecutor of corporate and financial crimes. Previously, I worked as an investigative analyst in the Manhattan District Attorney’s Major Economic Crimes Bureau, investigating complex financial crimes, conducting digital forensics, and designing custom financial intelligence software. I’ve also taught economics, physics, and writing for many years.
View from Mt. Whitney (14,505'), highest point in the continental US.

I am also enamored with long-distance backpacking, and have hiked the John Muir Trail and the northern third of the Appalachian Trail.