Writing

As a college student, I became a published author just after my first semester. I also had the opportunity of publishing and presenting my Honors Thesis as a Senior at Loyola University. Here's some of my written work. More coming soon!
Honors Thesis

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As a Senior at Loyola University, New Orleans, I worked with my mentor, professor John Levendis, to conduct an econometrics research paper on the relationship between economic freedom and economic growth.
The Bourgeois Virtues

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As a Freshman at Loyola University, New Orleans, my Economics professor, Dan D'amico, challenged us to earn our participation grade by completing voluntary assignments and/or attending relevant events in exchange of microbucks. These microbucks were then freely exchanged amongst students to be used as a currency at the end of the semester at an auction for a quarter of our grades. I ended up being one of the few student between two 100-person classrooms to take him up on a reading assignment. Mine was the sizable The Bourgeois Virtues: Ethics for an Age of Commerce by Deirdre McCloskey. After completing a reflection paper on McCloskey's book, Dr. Dan invited me to the front of the classroom full of upperclassmen, and offered twice the amount of microbucks if I made it a mandatory reading assignment for everyone. So I did... After some threats and a little money made selling surplus microbucks, the paper ended up getting published in Loyola's Undergraduate Philosophy Journal.