Kait is a PhD candidate in applied economics at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Her research is at the intersection of public health, economics of violence and conflict, and political economy. Broadly, she is interested in the ways that individuals cope with political and social turbulence, including political instability and domestic violence, and the impact of institutions like prisons and discretionary policing. Outside of the office, she teaches yoga, oil paints, and spends time with her pup at the dog park. Kait will be on the academic job market in 2021-2022.