I am the Associate Director of Purdue Peace Project, and a Post-Doctoral Fellow at Purdue Policy Research Institute, Purdue University. I received my Ph.D. in Political Science from Purdue University in 2019. My fields of specialization are International Relations, Comparative Politics, and Quantitative Methodology.
My research interests include transnational ethnic links and their effect on democratization, Western military intervention and nation-building, and hybrid warfare. My work lies at the cross-section of international relations and comparative politics.
At Purdue, I have taught undergraduate courses in international relations, international political economy, and nation-building and war. I am the recipient of several teaching awards, Purdue's Graduate School Excellence in Teaching (nominee), Outstanding Independent Instructor (Political Science), and Graduate Teaching Award.
During my time at Purdue, I have also received several fellowships, including Ludwig Kruhe, Ross, and Purdue Research Foundation Research Grant, among others.
I hold an M.S., degree in Environmental Engineering from the University of Tennessee at Knoxville and a B.S., in Civil Engineering from Michigan Technological University.