I am a quantitative social scientist who works at the intersection of environmental and development economics - or envirodevonomics for short. I combine data, mathematical models, and coffee to draw transition pathways towards net zero for low- and middle-income countries. I am particularly passionate about policies that leverage investments in environmental quality to promote the joint goals of environmental sustainability and human development, strengthen resilience in local communities, and make polluters pay.

I work as a Research Assistant in Climate Compatible Growth at the Smith School of Enterprise and the Environment and also contribute to the Resilience and Development research theme at the Environmental Change Institute, both at the University of Oxford. Previously, I worked with the Development Economics Group at ETH Zurich. I hold a dual Master’s degree in Public Policy and Human Development from UNU-MERIT and a Research Master’s in Economics from Maastricht University.

Large data sets, spatial information and time trends are common to most of my projects. Therefore, I mostly code in R and occasionally dabble with Python and Julia.

Curiosity and caffeine fuel most everything I do. I’m passionate about sourcing and brewing high-quality coffee for myself and the people around me while we brainstorm new ideas and challenge each others mindsets in conversation. I am also a self-certified geek when it comes to FOSS, languages (human and programming), and music. In my screen-free time, you might find me running, cooking, or taking pictures of the world around me.

Here, I write the occasional blog post to capture an idea I have, take note of something I would otherwise forget, or weigh in on a topic that has recently caught my attention.