I am a political scientist specializing in international relations and political methodology. Currently, I am a Research Analyst at AidData at the College of William & Mary in Williamsburg, VA. I also teach in the Department of Government at William & Mary.
My research focuses on the political economy of foreign aid and connections between domestic politics and international conflict. I received my PhD in Political Science from Vanderbilt University in August 2016. I also earned my MA in Political Science and a Graduate Certificate in Sustainability Politics & Policy from the University of New Hampshire in 2011, and graduated from Salem State University with a BS in Political Science in 2009. Some of my research is forthcoming or conditionally accepted at International Studies Quarterly, Journal of Peace Research, and Conflict Management and Peace Science.
You can contact me at