I’m a third-year PhD student at the University of Virginia Department of Politics and a Graduate Affiliate of the UVA Quantitative Collaborative. My subfields are Comparative Politics and Political Methodology.
I study local politics in cities of the Global South, with a regional focus on Latin America. My research interests center around urban informality, public service provision, citizen-state relationships, and environmental/health politics. My research employs a mixed-methods approach.
I currently serve as the Book Review Editor for the GFPI (Generations for Peace Institute) Transformations Journal, an interdisciplinary journal which centers the voices of global democratic advocates and community leaders on issues of human rights and peacemaking. My previous editorial experience includes serving as an Editorial Assistant for the American Journal of Political Science (AJPS) and Associate Editor for the Philologia Undergraduate Research Journal.
Before coming to UVA, I graduated Summa Cum Laude and Phi Beta Kappa with a B.A. in Public & Urban Affairs (concentration in Global Development) and B.A. in International Relations from Virginia Tech, where I was named the Outstanding Senior for both the College of Liberal Arts & Human Sciences and the School of Public & International Affairs. I have also previously worked in the federal intelligence community at the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA).