About Me

I am pursuing my Ph.D. in political science at Stanford University, and I am broadly interested in the causes of interstate conflict and political methodology. Prior to my fellowship with HKS's Belfer Center, I was a Gerald J. Lieberman Fellow, a Ric Weiland Fellow, and a graduate fellow with the Stanford Center on International Conflict and Negotiation (SCICN). I am also a junior scholar with the International Policy Scholars Consortium Network (IPSCON) and part of the Bridging the Gap Network. In addition, my research has been supported by the Stanford Vice Provost for Graduate Education (VPGE), the Center for International Conflict and Cooperation, and the Europe Center. 

I have served as the co-President of the Political Science Graduate Student Association (PSGSA), as a first year mentor, as a teaching assistant mentor with the Vice Provost for Teaching and Learning (VPTL), and as the community outreach chair for the Stanford Graduate First-Gen Low-Income Program (Grad FLIP). I am also the co-founder of the Security Studies Working Group (SSWG), which brings together graduate students from different disciplines to workshop early stage research. 

I graduated Phi Beta Kappa from the College of William and Mary in 2012 with a major in International Relations and a minor in History. Before attending graduate school, I was a research fellow and project manager for the Teaching, Research, and International Policy (TRIP) Project at the Global Research Institute.

In my free time, I enjoy traveling, hiking, and photography.

Selected photographs from hiking and traveling