Christina Kent is a PhD candidate in the department of Economics at Stanford University. Her fields are public and labor economics, and her research focuses on how cities change in response to large wealth shocks. She is passionate about using natural experiments and causal inference to better understand how societies work and to shed light on important policy questions. A native Texan, Christina holds a BA in Economics and Mathematics from the University of Texas at Austin. Outside of research, Christina collaborates with fellow economics PhD students to reduce the barriers to success faced by female and minority academics.