Emma is a PhD Candidate in Public Policy. Emma's research lies at the intersection of development and behavioral economics, which she studies using randomized controlled trials (RCTs) and large observational datasets. In one current project she studies the role of social learning in eroding stigma and increasing mental health care-seeking for Syrian refugees in Jordan. In other work, she explores the conflict determinants of displacement and the impact of situational uncertainty on displaced peoples' economic behavior. She is a co-founder of the Syrian Refugee Life Study, one of the first long-term longitudinal data collection efforts to survey a large, representative refugee sample and follow that sample over time. Prior to her PhD Emma worked for two years in Busia, Kenya with Innovations for Poverty Action (IPA).