My research interests include the real effects of taxes and corporate disclosures. In particular, I study how taxes act as a friction that can affect corporate decisions in predictable, but often unintended, ways. My job market paper examines the effect of CEOs' personal taxes on corporate risk taking, drawing from the literatures on corporate risk taking, managerial incentives, and investor level taxes. In addition, I am interested in the externalities (both positive and negative) generated by corporate disclosures. Descriptions and links to my research papers can be found on the Research section of this website.

My dissertation committee consists of John Core (co-chair), Michelle Hanlon (co-chair), Eric So, and Rodrigo Verdi.


Ph.D. Accounting, 2017, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)

M.Acc., Tax Concentration, 2007 University of Virginia, McIntire School of Commerce (UVa)

B.A., Economics, 2005 University of Virginia, College of Arts and Sciences (UVa)


Professional Experience

Ernst & Young, LLP

  • Senior, Tax Services (2010 - 2012)

  • Staff, Tax Services (2008 - 2010)

Veris Consulting, LLC

  • Staff, Accounting and Tax Services (2007 - 2008)