I am a PhD candidate in Economic Geography at the LSE. My primary fields of research are Development Economics, Urban Economics and Political Economy, with a focus on how the interactions between geographical and environmental factors and political processes shape local economic development. My research has a strong quantitative empirical emphasis and seeks to draw causal conclusion from quasi-experimental settings. My work is characterized by combining state-of-the-art techniques in applied econometrics and machine learning with newly available data sources such as satellite images to overcome data constraints and focus on new and innovative research questions. Outside of academia, I have consulted in the private sector as a data scientist and economist.