I am a PhD student of political science at the University of Arizona in the School of Government & Public Policy. My focus is within international relations and comparative politics, with research interests in conflict and post-conflict environments. In particular, my research looks at the impact of conflict on human security, and post-conflict peace processes, including disarmament, demobilization, and reintegration (DDR) efforts, and international peacekeeping missions. 

I am beginning my 3rd year with various ongoing projects that focus on human rights, peacekeeping, and region-level analysis among a series of papers looking at conflict management, hierarchy, and rivalry dynamics.