I joined the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City in July of 2023 after graduating from the University of Iowa with a BS in Economics and Mathematics and a BA in Public Policy. I currently work with Jordan Rappaport and Alison Felix on research topics in urban economics and public economics. In particular I have worked on different research projects to better delineate metropolitan areas, determine how centralized urban employment is, and observe the effects of government policy on consumer expenditures. Working at the Bank has given me the opportunity to see the research process at all stages and better understand and contribute to the monetary policymaking process. The many resources the Bank provides in the form of seminars, access to economists, reimbursement for classes, and more has enabled me to become a better researcher and be more prepared for a future PhD in economics.