I am a PhD candidate in Political Science at The University of Chicago. My research interests and projects include international intervention in conflict, proxy warfare, security cooperation, enforcement of international law, NATO, and alliance politics. My dissertation research is on how states use military advisors to manage the politics and problems of proxy warfare. The dissertation uses a mixed methods approach with a formal model, analysis of novel quantitative data on military advisors, and case studies.
I earned a BS from the Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University in Washington, D.C., with a concentration in international security and a minor in Russia and East European Studies.