Hello there!

I'm interested in applied economics, sustainable cities, urban design and most recently, trash systems.

Currently, I research debt financial markets and learn about economic decision-making. I've also helped with various NYC urban development projects. More about my career. In my free time, you'll find me either reading at any public library or Citibiking around New York.

Please reach out if you'd like to chat! I'm open to feedback on my work or collaboration.

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"Trash Talk"

In 2017, I began to investigate trash as I traveled across the world's most innovative cities and developing areas.

Travel (all a blur)

I have traveled to 20+ countries now and process / share my takeaways here. I've couch-surfed, volunteered and interviewed locals, which results in a bit of shenanigans.

Reading List

I love exchanging book / article recommendations. Here are a few favorites and what I plan to read next. Huge shout out to my friends and coworkers who provide me with a never-ending list.


  • One More Thing by B.J. Novak
  • East of Eden by John Steinbeck
  • Night by Elie Wiesel
  • Thinking, Fast and Slow by Daniel Kahneman
  • All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr
  • Seth Godin's blog
  • NYU Prof. Damodaran's finance blog

Up Next

  • Picking Up by Robin Nagle (fascinating for NY'ers; about trash/sanitation history)
  • The Undoing Project by Michael Lewis
  • The Ghost Map by Steven Johnson (London's battle with cholera)
  • The Boy in the Striped Pajamas by John Boyne
  • Capital in the 21st Century by Thomas Piketty