I grew up in Los Angeles, CA and attended the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), where I studied history. I also worked with anthropologists in the Channel Islands Lab, where I spent countless, mind-numbing hours sorting through Native-American lunch. My senior thesis, under the supervision of Dr. Mary Yeager, was a comparative history of the rivalry between Ford Motor Company and General Motors Corporation in the 1920s and 1930s and of the rivalry between the United Parcel Service (UPS), the United States Postal Service (USPS), and FedEx from the 1970s through the 2000s. In my spare time, I enjoy watching baseball (Go Dodgers!), playing Magic: The Gathering, and watching staged productions of all kinds (straight plays, musicals, operas, etc.).
Broadly, my interests lie in the economic and business history of the United States in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. Within economic history, I am interested in transportation, logistics, and infrastructure and the ways in which they affected, promoted, and drove economic growth in the United States. Within business history, I am interested in corporate rivalries and in developing a rivalry theory of competition that challenges innovation-centric dialogue.
B.A., University of California, Los Angeles, History 2019