Patrick is a research associate whose work as part of the CFRP data team focuses on early childhood investments and family strengthening. He holds an M.A. in International Economics from American University in Washington, D.C. and a B.A. in History from The University of Texas at Austin. His academic research used home mortgage data to examine the relationship between financial distress, mortality, and mental health. Prior to joining CFRP, Patrick was a teacher at McCallum High School in Austin ISD.