I joined the economic research department at the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City in June 2023 after graduating from the University of Texas at Austin with an MA in Economics and BAs in Economics and Mathematics. At the KC Fed, I support Karlye Dilts Stedman and Huixin Bi with their research and policy work regarding international macroeconomics, macro-finance dynamics, monetary policy transmission, and fiscal policy issues. This job enables me to engage deeply in data manipulation and data management. Also, I have gained a deeper understanding of economic research by following my economists' research processes and having an opportunity to conduct my own research with their guidance. My policy duties have allowed me to become more involved in the Fed's mission, and the research work has left me well-positioned on my path to a PhD. I am absolutely proud to be part of this team and to contribute to the meaningful work.