I completed my bachelor's and master's degrees at Monash University in Australia before coming to the US for my PhD in Economics at Johns Hopkins University in 2005. After graduating in 2012, I started at Southern Methodist University as an Assistant Professor. I earned tenure in 2018 and was Director of Graduate Studies in the Economics department from 2020 until 2022. I joined the Economics department at UTK in fall 2022 as an Associate Professor with tenure. My research focuses on how international trade policy creates winners and losers between countries and amongst different groups within countries. Specific policy examples include the Free Trade Agreements the US has with various countries around the world, the Trade Adjustment Assistance program used in the US to compensate workers displaced by trade, the steel tariffs imposed by President George W. Bush in 2002, and the recent trade war tariffs of the Trump administration.