Teaching Statement

My teaching experience has taught me the value of connecting theoretical insights derived from first principles with hands-on experience. I believe students learn best when they can connect both the logic and formalism behind the theorems and concepts they are being taught with relevant examples that they can derive from their own experiences or practical applications that they can implement themselves. My teaching experience includes helping the Duke faculty develop a new masters-level class on research methods in high-frequency econometrics that is now in its second year, working as a teaching assistant for an undergraduate class on financial derivatives and financial engineering, and tutoring Duke undergraduate students needing help in their economics classes. I would be eager to use my experience to help or assist whichever university or department I join to develop an economics masters program or expand their existing program.
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Teaching Experience

Econ 690: Research Methods in High-Frequency EconometricsFall 2015, Fall 2016
Teaching Associate, Duke University, Economics Department
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I coordinated with the Duke faculty to develop this new masters-level class on cutting-edge research methods in high-frequency econometrics. The course combined teaching students rigorous econometrics results with hands-on assignments that had students apply the methods to real financial data.

Econ 370: Economics of Financial Derivatives and Financial EngineeringSpring 2015
Teaching Assistant, Duke University, Economics Department
(course website)

I assisted in developing and grading lectures, problems sets, and exams for this undergraduate course on financial derivatives and financial engineering.

Personal Tutor2012 – 2016
Econometrics, Macroeconomics, Microeconomics

I tutored Duke undergraduate students primarily in Duke’s core econometrics course, but also in other macroeconomic and microeconomic courses.