I am a PhD candidate in Political Science at The University of Chicago and a Data Research Fellow at the Chicago Project on Security and Threats. My research interests and projects include international intervention in conflict, proxy war, security cooperation, domestic politics and international relations, and NATO. My dissertation research is on how states enter proxy wars and use military advisors to manage the politics and problems of proxy war. The dissertation uses a mixed methods approach with a formal model, analysis of novel quantitative data on military advisors, and case studies of US and Russian proxy wars.
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.