I am a native Arizonan originally from Phoenix, but call Tucson home. I received my Bachelor of Arts in Political Science with a focus of International Relations in May of 2015 from the University of Arizona. I started the doctoral program with the UA School of Government & Public Policy later that year in the Fall.

From my graduate work and international conference participation, I have been able to collaborate with a number of great scholars both locally and across the country. I have ongoing work in peacekeeping and regional projects with: Thomas VolgyPaul BezerraJessica Braithwaite, and Gabriella Lloyd at OSU.

Beyond school I also spend time volunteering with local animal rescues, and of course, enjoying the company of my own pets.