I am a candidate for a Ph.D. in International Economics and Finance, at Brandeis University. My research interests are in Behavioral Macroeconomics and Finance. I have strong experience in research, teaching, and asset management.

I analyze departures from full-information rational expectations, assess the role of belief distortions in these departures, and evaluate the implications for policymakers in finance and macroeconomics. My job-market paper – Cross-Country Inflation Expectations: Evidence of Heterogeneous and Synchronized ‘Mistakes’ – explores the expectation formation process from an international perspective.

At Brandeis, my research was recognized for excellence. In May 2021, I received the award for the best third-year paper. I have been active in presenting research at academic conferences. These include the ASSA Virtual Annual Meeting (2022), the Southwestern Finance Association Annual Meeting in New Orleans, LA, and the WEAI Annual Conference in Portland, OR.

I am a Fulbright Scholar (2009), I hold an MBA and an MA in International Economics and Finance from Brandeis, and I am a Chartered Financial Analyst. Prior to enrolling in the Ph.D. program, I worked as a Portfolio Manager for an institutional investor in my home country, Trinidad and Tobago.

I have extensive teaching experience. At the University of the West Indies, I taught undergraduate finance courses. At Brandeis, I teach economics and finance courses to graduate students as well as undergrads.

I am on the 2022 – 2023 job market.