Welcome! 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. I am also a PhD candidate-in-residence with the Institute of Security and Conflict Studies at George Washington University. For the 2018-2019 academic year, I was selected as a Minerva/Jennings Randolph Peace Scholar at the United States Institute of Peace.
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 2020) - 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)