They say the first step is the hardest. Generally speaking, I’ve found this to be true.
Perhaps the best place to start is with a short bio. I am a Research Analyst at the Federal Reserve Bank of New York. This fall I will be starting a PhD in Finance at the University of Chicago and will have the generous support of the National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship (NSF GRF). While I have yet to settle down on one specific area of research interest, I have found my work looking at financial innovation and market microstructure to be rewarding and deeply interesting.
Before all that, I completed my undergrad at Boston College where I studied Economics and Math. In college I spent a lot of time on extracurriculars - mainly Model UN (EagleMUNC
) and the independent student newspaper (The Heights
). Now I spend a lot of my free time doing photography (Instagram
), thinking about Dungeons and Dragons, and watching chess commentary.
I’ve thought about sharing my thoughts on a public forum a lot, be it a podcast, YouTube channel, or twitter. For some reason or another these plans have fallen through. Hopefully I can keep some semblance of consistency posting on a blog.
To be honest, my posts will be eclectic. My main goal is to document my thoughts and journey through my PhD. So maybe I’ll write about a research idea one week, organization the next, and some random podcast I like after that. I hope that I will eventually get the hang of coming up with interesting ideas and quickly turning around coherent expressions of those ideas.
So if you made it this far and are interested in what will surely be a rough journey in me learning how to express my ideas, please subscribe and tell your friends!