I am a trained social scientist with over 10 years of experience in leading data-driven projects to inform and improve policy, with a particular focus on foreign interference, mis/disinformation, and the spread of political ideas.
In my doctoral research at Stanford University, I explored how governments use foreign interference to bolster their hold on power domestically. More recently, my work focuses on how actors use traditional media tools and new social media platforms for these ends.
My work has been published in both premier academic and policy outlets, including the Journal of Politics, Lawfare, Washington Post, and Foreign Policy. I have also coauthored three reports with the Stanford Internet Observatory analyzing the narratives, tactics, and cross-platform activities of foreign influence operations targeting the 2020 U.S. elections, the Afghan peace process, and UN peacekeeping operations in the Central African Republic.
I am currently a Postdoctoral Fellow at the Center for International Security and Cooperation (CISAC) at Stanford University. Previously, I was a Predoctoral Fellow at the Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs at Harvard Kennedy School.
At Stanford University, I was a Gerald J. Lieberman Fellow--one of the University's highest distinctions awarded to doctoral students for outstanding accomplishments in research, teaching, and leadership. Prior to pursuing my PhD, I was a Project Manager at the Global Research Institute.