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Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs, Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY 2007

  • Masters in Public Administration with a concentration in State and Local Finance


Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY 2004

  • Bachelor of Arts in Political Science (Summa cum Laude)


Henninger High School, Syracuse City School District, Syracuse, NY 2000




MDRC, New York, NY (remotely from Syracuse, NY 3.5 years) 2010 – 2017

Mission of organization: dedicated to learning what works to improve programs and policies that affect the poor
Positions: Cost Benefit Analyst >>> Research Associate

  • Key member of team that structured the financial payback of the first Social Impact Bond in the United States
    • Helped secure a $9.6 million loan from Goldman Sachs to pay for cognitive behavioral therapy for 16-18 year
      olds on Rikers Island to improve participant decision making and reduce recidivism
    • Co-authored a report illustrating the merits, challenges, and early lessons of the New York City SIB
  • Cultivated the concept of Social Impact Bonds and applied it to new policy areas
    • Articulated a vision for how SIBs allow communities to more appropriately invest in their human capital
    • Developed concept papers describing how the SIB model can be applied to new policy areas including
      higher education, adult basic education, and early childhood education
    • Presented to many audiences: government (federal, state, and local), foundations, and nonprofits
  • Analyzed the cost, effectiveness, and benefits of various innovative social programs
    • Led cost effectiveness analyses of higher education programs that aim to increase completion rates
    • Improved effectiveness of performance-based scholarships by distinguishing rewards from incentives
    • Performed benefit cost analyses of conditional cash transfers and other programs that aim to improve employment outcomes for hard to employ populations


New York City Office of Management and Budget, New York, NY 2007 – 2010

Mission of organization: prepare and monitor the budgets and programs of 80 City agencies
Positions: Budget Analyst >>> Senior Budget Analyst >>> Supervising Analyst

  • Managed the Department of Correction’s one billion dollar annual operating budget
    • Constructed Excel models to better forecast overtime spending and the impact of salary increments
    • Streamlined processes for recurring activities to make additional time for value added projects
  • Managed the Department of Correction’s one billion dollar 10-year capital budget
    • Analyzed capital investment strategies to ensure sufficient capacity
    • Evaluated financial payback and environmental benefits of an $87 million cogeneration facility
  • Exhibited the ability to learn and use a range of analytic tools in support of financial and operational reviews
  • Supervised all intern activities: provided daily written and oral feedback on a variety of tasks
  • Arranged 10 taskforce wide 1-hour sessions to foment a more innovative and collaborative work environment


Syracuse City School District, Syracuse, NY 2004 – 2006 Spanish Teacher, 7th and 8th grade (Roberts Middle School and Grant Middle School)

  • Refined communication skills, especially with regard to expressing expectations
  • Collaborated with team members to design and implement inclusive class plans




  • Home renovations (renovated 100 year old house in Syracuse)
  • Coaching basketball (McChesney Community Center)
  • Playing basketball (various leagues & member Pastime Athletic Club)
  • Re-use (one person’s trash is often my treasure)
  • Urban forestry (tree steward with Cornell Cooperative Extension)