I am a Ph.D. candidate in the Department of Politics at Princeton University.  My research focuses on international institutions, with an emphasis on how the proliferation of global governance institutions affects international cooperation.  My dissertation uses quantitative empirical analysis and original archival research to demonstrate how power asymmetries shape the formation and operation of international institutions.  An article from the dissertation, "Deference and Hierarchy in International Regime Complexes," is forthcoming in International Organization.  My other research interests include counterterrorism policy, international political economy, network analysis, and text analysis.

At Princeton, I am a recipient of the Fellowship of Woodrow Wilson Scholars, a scholarship program that encourages interdisciplinary research, and have been a graduate student fellow in the Program for Quantitative and Analytical Political Science (Q-APS).  I served as a teaching assistant for courses on quantiative methods, research design, international relations, and the causes of war.  Prior to Princeton, I worked at the State Department and the Department of Homeland Security as a Presidential Management Fellow.  I received an M.A. in International Policy Studies from Stanford University and a B.A. in International Affairs from the University of Georgia.

My CV is available here.