Prior to joining the Blavatnik School of Government, I worked as an Innovation Fellow with the Harvard Kennedy School Government Performance Lab (GPL). At the GPL, I worked directly with various state and local governments on outcomes-based commissioning projects aimed to expand access to early childhood education programs. I also worked extensively on research and publications in other project policy areas, including behavioral health, homelessness, criminal justice, and adult education. I am interested in the ways government provides social programs, and how it can do so more effectively to better serve vulnerable populations. While completing my Master of Public Policy from the University of Cambridge, I worked with the U.K. Cabinet Office Centre for Social Impact Bonds and the U.K. Department for Education on a project aimed to reduce early years disadvantage. Previously, I have also worked with the U.S. Overseas Private Investment Corporation and the U.S. Department of State. I hold a summa cum laude BA in Economics and International Relations from the University of Pennsylvania, and am originally from Hilo, Hawaii.