Welcome! I am a Postdoctoral Research Associate in the DevLab and Department of Political  Science at Duke University. I received my PhD in Political Science from the University of California, Berkeley in 2018. 
My research focuses on questions of conflict, state-building, and governance at the intersection of comparative politics and international relations. My dissertation shows how post-conflict countries manage the reconstruction process to simultaneously consolidate political support and minimize threats from new insurgencies. This research has been supported by the Center for African Studies and the Institute of International Studies at the University of California, Berkeley.
In addition to my dissertation research, I am working on several projects that examine causes of political and violent conflict and their consequences for economic and political development.

I am originally from Albuquerque, NM where I attended the University of New Mexico and received a B.A. in Economics and Political Science. I also hold an M.A. in Political Science from the University of California, Berkeley.