I am a post-doctoral research fellow with the “Borders and Boundaries in World Politics” project at the University of Pennsylvania’s Perry World House. I graduated with a Ph.D. in political science from the Pennsylvania State University in the summer of 2017.

My primary research interests center on the relationship between domestic political institutions and conflict processes with an emphasis on civil-military relations.   My broader research program encompasses a variety of topics, including international border security, latent variable modeling, and the relationship between military alliances and extended deterrence.