I am a PhD candidate in public policy at Harvard University, where I am a pre-doctoral research fellow in the International Security Program at the Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs, a graduate student associate at the Weatherhead Center for International Affairs, and an affiliate of the Institute of Quantitative Social Science. I am also a Hans J. Morgenthau Fellow at the Notre Dame International Security Center.
My research and teaching focus on international relations, global governance, and quantitative methods. I have two primary research agendas. The first examines the consequences of states contesting global governance institutions, while the second explores how these institutions affect state behavior. These agendas are united theoretically by an attention to how social relations and norms impact international outcomes including cooperation, conflict, and respect for human rights. My research has been published in Foreign Affairs, Perspectives on Politics, and the Journal of Global Security Studies.
Before beginning my doctoral studies, I received a Master of Public Policy from the Harvard Kennedy School, was a fellow in Harvard's Carr Center for Human Rights Policy, served with the Peace Corps in Morocco, fought forest fires in the Sawtooth National Forest, and worked for public policy research organizations in Sri Lanka, Israel, Georgia, and Egypt.