Welcome to my research website. I am an Officer for Early Career Academics and coordinator of the Graduate Academy at the Carl von Ossietzky University of Oldenburg, Germany, and an Affiliated Researcher of the Center for Development Research (ZEF) of the University of Bonn, Germany. In 2013 I completed my PhD in the Department of Economics at Trinity College Dublin, Ireland, where I was affiliated with the Institute for International Integration Studies. My PhD was supervised by Gaia Narciso, examined by Jean-Philippe Platteau and John O'Hagan, and funded by a departmental award and a GREP scholarship provided by the Irish Research Council for the Humanities and Social Sciences (IRCHSS). My research is situated in applied development microeconomics and I am especially interested in the fields of economics of the family and household behaviour including intra-household analyses. In my life outside of academia I am passionate about travelling, Ethiopian food, linguistics, indoor cycling, and watersports.