I am an A.L.M. candidate with a concentration in international relations. I have almost a decade of experience working with the U.S. Department of Defense, African regional institutions, and member states. My primary interests include transnational security issues, U.S. foreign policy, and violent extremist ideologies. I also worked as a research assistant at the John F. Kennedy School of Government.
Prior to my A.L.M. candidacy, I received a B.A. in Political Science from the University of Central Florida and served as a US Army Captain (Ret.) from 2005-2010. I am a member of the American Political Science Association (APSA), International Political Science Association (IPSA), and Harvard Club of Italy.
My thesis research, "African Spaghetti Bowl: Assessing State Rationales in African Peacekeeping Operations, 1999-2016," explored the key factors behind African state support for United Nations peacekeeping on the continent. Replication data is available on https://dataverse.harvard.edu/dataverse/african_spaghetti.