OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAI am a Ph.D. student in the Department of Political Science at The Pennsylvania State University, where I received my M.A. in 2016. My fields of study are International Relations and Political Methodology. Previously I studied at the University of Illinois, where I received my B.A. in Political Science (with a minor in Informatics) in 2014.

The focus of my research is human rights, conflict, and repression from an international relations perspective. My methodological interests include measurement theory and spatial analysis.