Rebecca provides assistance to Professors David Autor, Daron Acemoglu, and John Van Reenen, assessing the impacts of innovation, automation and globalization on the American labor force. She graduated from Cornell University with a BS in Policy Analysis and Management. Prior to coming to MIT, Rebecca worked for a policy evaluation firm in Washington, D.C. Her research interests are in applied microeconomics and public economics, particularly as they pertain to improving child welfare, justice and housing systems in the United States. Rebecca is an avid outdoor swimmer and writer.