Kate Ambler completed her Ph.D. in Economics at the University of Michigan in 2013. She holds an M.A. in Economics from the University of Michigan and a B.A. in Economics from Williams College. Prior to graduate school she was a Project Coordinator at Innovations for Poverty Action Peru where she managed a large field experiment on social networks and microfinance. Her research interests currently focus on household decision making in developing countries and the economics of migration and remittances. Her dissertation work addressed questions related to the allocation of financial resources in migrant families from El Salvador and households in South Africa.