Winston-Salem, North Carolina
I have a B.A. in economics and minor in mathematical decision sciences from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
I work with economists on the macroeconomics team in the research department at the Chicago Fed. My work consists of two main components: research and policy. For research, I assist my economists with projects that address interesting questions and developments in the macro economy.
"I have worked on research projects pertaining to topics such as monetary policy, forward guidance, inflation, and interest rates."
The other component of my work revolves around FOMC monetary policy. I participate in the process of creating economic forecasts for our Bank president Charlie Evans as he prepares for his FOMC meetings. This part of my job is a very unique aspect of working in the economic research department at the Chicago Fed.
I enjoy working at the Bank because of the mentorship from the economists as well as the intellectual and supportive culture.
In my free time, I enjoy doing aerial yoga, running, and learning different programming languages. Also as the co-founder of the Chicago Fed RA tennis club, I enjoy playing tennis with my colleagues outside of work.
I recommend the Chicago Fed Research Assistant Program to anyone who is curious in pursuing a career in economic research. At the Chicago Fed, RAs have opportunity to conduct research, learn about monetary policy, and acquire new technical skills.
"If we knew what it was we were doing, it would not be called research, would it?" — Albert Einstein