I am a PhD candidate in Finance at the University of Alabama and I expect to complete my doctorate in May 2021. I will be joining Texas A&M International University as an Assistant Professor of Finance. I am passionate about teaching and conducting research in finance. I have taught courses in Business Finance, Financial Markets and Institutions, and Money and Capital Market. I am enthusiastic about working with students, and I strive to instill a passion for lifelong learning in my students, as I share my own passion for learning with them. My research interests are institutional investors, gender diversity of corporate board, shareholder activism, CEO turnover, and corporate social responsibility. Aside from my academic life, I have two kids, Grace and Lucas, who keep me busy. I also enjoy travelling and hiking.