I am an Assistant Professor in the Management and Industrial Relations department, Shidler College of Business, University of Hawai’i at Manoa. I am also an invited researcher at JPAL’s Science for Progress Initiative. I received my PhD from Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

My research focuses on science, innovation and entrepreneurship in low-income countries. Innovation and the production and use of new knowledge plays a critical role in economic growth, yet scientists, innovators and entrepreneurs in low-income countries face additional barriers, such as skills gaps, limited international networks and difficulty in accessing critical resources. I ask what programs and policies are the most effective at helping to overcome these constraints?