I am currently a Ph.D. candidate at the University of Georgia. Before starting my career in international affairs, I originally worked in the music industry in Athens, GA. I received my undergraduate degrees in German Language (B.A.) and International Affairs (A.B.) as well as receiving a Certificate in Music Business from the University of Georgia.
Following undergrad, I temporarily relocated to Denver, CO, where I worked for a family foundation. I moved back to the University of Georgia in 2018 to pursue my Master's in Political Science and International Affairs. Upon earning my Master's in 2020, I immediately began working on my Ph.D.
My current research interests center on human rights, political violence, contentious politics, political economy, and quantitative methodologies. In addition to being a Ph.D. candidate at the University of Georgia, I am also the director of the GLOBIS Human Rights Research Lab and a team member on the Civil and Political Rights Team for the Human Rights Measurement Initiative.
In my free time, I enjoy going to concerts, watching basketball, kayaking, hiking, running, reading, and traveling.