I am a PhD candidate in Political Science at the George Washington University in Washington, DC, where I study the causes and consequences of violence. For the 2018-2019 academic year, I am a Minerva/Jennings Randolph Peace Scholar at the United States Institute of Peace and a PhD candidate-in-residence with the Institute of Security and Conflict Studies at George Washington University.
My work has been supported by the Cosmos Club Foundation, the Bridging the Gap Project, the S. Daniel Abraham Center for Middle East Peace, the Les Aspin ’60 Summer Fellowship, and the Georg W. Leitner Program in International and Comparative Political Economy at Yale. I am dedicated to producing rigorous, policy-relevant research and supporting a likeminded community of scholars. To that end, I serve as a fellow with the Bridging the Gap Project, where I manage the annual New Era Workshop.
Before beginning my doctoral work, I served four years on Capitol Hill as a Senior Legislative Assistant and Appropriations Associate, and I have worked as a policy advisor on presidential and congressional campaigns.
In my spare time, I love to hike, cook, and travel. I have completed several marathons and half-Ironman triathlons, and I am an indoor cycling instructor (Spinning(R), Coach-by-Color(R), and CPR/AED certified).
The George Washington University (GWU) - PhD in Political Science (expected 2019) - MA in Political Science (2016)
The London School of Economics (LSE) - MSc in Comparative Politics: Nationalism & Ethnicity (2009)
Yale University - BA, Ethics, Politics, & Economics (2008)