I am currently a graduate student in the Departments of Political Science and Computer Science at Duke University. My areas of focus are conflict studies and political methodology. Additional interests include the Middle East, borders, and automated data collection. In the past I have served as a research assistant for Pablo Beramendi and now work with Michael Ward.
My undergraduate work was completed at the University of Houston. There I worked primarily with Ryan Kennedy, for whose patient guidance I am greatly indebted. Research there included foreign policy, time series analysis, and the Middle East. The project that culminated in my senior honors thesis was entitled, “Adverse Consequences: Evaluating the Effects of Leadership Transition in Terrorist Groups.”
Work experience includes time with the Department of Homeland Security at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, and the University of Houston Writing Center. For more information, see my CV.