Austin is a fourth-year Ph.D. student in the Department of Economics working under the supervision of Professor Emerson Melo. He received a B.S. in Mathematics and a B.S. in Business Economics from Louisiana Tech University in 2017. Austin’s research areas are in health and urban economics, with an emphasis in how information is acquired and processed as well as how network structures are involved in these contexts. Current work related to the CRS-NRT affiliate program concerns the degree to which choice overload affects route selection within realistic, highly overlapping transportation networks.