Areas of Expertise
Major- International Relations
Minor- Research Methods
My research focuses on understanding the role information dependence plays in shaping international power relations. Building connections to other countries, whether it be roads, bridges, or cables is rarely cheap and I seek to understand why governments intervene to shape and/or fund large scale infrastructure projects themselves. These projects have the potential to shape international relations between two or more countries for years to come, so understanding these decisions is a critical, but understudied part of the IR field.
I am a doctoral candidate at The George Washington University in Washington, D.C. I have also been a teaching assistant at the Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research (ICPSR) for two summers and been the Quantitative Methods Fellow at my home institution. I use network, survival and longitudinal models regularly in my work across multiple statistical platforms (as well as Python) to better understand the political world around us. I completed my Bachelors Degree in Political Science and English with a minor in Computer Science in May 2015 at Haverford College in Philadelphia, PA and have an M.A. in Political Science from George Washington.
B.A. Haverford College
M.A. George Washington University