Mai Ngo was a PhD student in the Economics program at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She holds a BA in economics and mathematics at Carleton College in minnesota. Mai's research interests are in international trade, development, and entrepreneurship. Prior to working at the EFC, Mai was a research assistant in a research project on the relationship between employee ownership and firm productivity. At the EFC, she participated in the Urban Water Consortium household water consuption and customer characteristics project as a STATA data anaylst.