Since 2017 I have worked as a lecturer at the Bern University of Applied Sciences in the Department of Social Work. My current work (my BFH profile) focuses on the design of welfare state programs and social services. Prior to my current position I worked as a Senior Researcher at the Universities of Bern and Zurich where I studied social and labor market policy, with a focus on quantitative methods. I have also worked at the International Labor Organization in Geneva, Policy Studies Institute in London, and the Brookings Institution in Washington DC and have a PhD, MA, and BA from the University of Michigan, University of Chicago, and Bard College, respectively. Over the past few years my work has been strongly influenced by my move from America to Switzerland. It is interesting how the two countries take broadly similar policy strategies, yet the details of program design (and thus their efficacy) differ dramatically.