I am a fourth year PhD student at Vanderbilt University specializing in health and labor economics. My research focuses on the implications of immigration policies for vulnerable populations.
I am currently examining how employment verification (E-Verify) mandates affect health insurance coverage for likely-unauthorized immigrants. In another project, I am testing how state policies allowing unauthorized immigrants to obtain driver’s licenses affect car insurance coverage, the frequency of incurred insurance claims, and traffic fatalities. In prior work, I examined immigrant disemployment effects from minimum wage increases, as well as how changes in migrant composition and internal enforcement policies have attenuated these effects over the last decade.