I grew up in the suburbs of Chicago and graduated in 2014 from the University of Chicago with a B.A. in History and Economics. I began my undergraduate studies intending to study macroeconomic theory in preparation for a career in economic development. However, I soon realized that I was more interested in using the economic history of developed countries as a source of policy lessons for the developing world today. As such, I studied for an M.Phil in Economic and Social History at Sidney Sussex, and wrote my thesis on the occupational structure of the region of England at the center of the industrial revolution between 1600 and 1850. I now am working as an Associate in the Chicago office of the Boston Consulting Group on a variety of interesting projects.