I am currently a PhD Fellow at UNU-MERIT working on issues on economic complexity, income inequality, labor markets and international trade. My advisors are Bart Verspagen at UNU-MERIT and Cesar Hidalgo at the Collective Learning group at the MIT Media Lab. In 2016, I was a visiting student and research assistant at the MIT Media Lab.
Previously, I worked at UNICEF on resource mobilization and research on accessibility to health care. I received my Masters and Bachelors degree in Economics from The New School for Social Research in New York City.
Check out my Github for code and data from previous papers (currently updating), and code for tutorials for previously taught short courses.
More details about my experience can be found on my cv.
I work on other personal projects/passions:
- Cookbook, From Siberia to Texas: An Immigrant’s Collected Recipes
Listen to my PechaKucha talk about it (currently writing a draft)
- Cookie a week project
Every week I bake a different cookie recipe and post them on instagram
Follow my instagram account @sumthingabout to see my weekly cookies
- Divine Feminists Philosophy Book Club
Bi-monthly book club on re-defining and imagining a new left philosophy
Current Book: Bell Hooks’s Teaching to Transgress: Education as the Practice of Freedom
Previous Books: David Graeber’s Utopia of Rules, Octavia Butler’s Parable of the Sower, Rosa Luxemburg’s Mass Strike
- Economaster Chef (2015)
Cook an appetizer, main course and dessert together with one “master” chef per item teaching the others (each person is from a different country). We switch chefs and recipes every meeting. Check out our recipe collection from the year here