In 2019, I earned a B.S. in Quantitative Economics and Mathematics from Tufts University in Massachusetts, where I discovered my affinity for economic theory, econometrics, and probability. In the same year, I began my PhD in Economics at the University of Oregon in Eugene, OR, where I currently reside. Originally, I’m from Georgia, but before moving to the United States I spent my teenage years in Ukraine, where I graduated from Kyiv International School in 2015. My experiences across all of these places – witnessing regional instability, volatility, and war, but also growth and innovation – have inspired my fascination with complex dynamical systems from a young age, and naturally shaped me into a macroeconomist. My goal is to put at least a dent in our understanding of how macroeconomic policy can be used to sustain growth and stability, and steer us away from crises.
Outside of my work as a researcher, my hobbies revolve around learning and creating. Among other things, I enjoy playing jazz/blues guitar, sculpting, woodworking, playing chess, practicing mixed martial arts, vegetable gardening, and learning new languages.
I am always happy to speak to people with similar interests, whether it be economics or something unrelated, so please feel welcome to reach out!