I am a Ph.D. candidate in the Department of Government at Harvard University with a focus on international relations and technology. My dissertation centers on interest groups in the context of ICT security and governance, and examines the relationship between technology diffusion and cybersecurity. It utilizes technical administrative data, network analysis, document forensics, and fieldwork to understand how, in the absence of international law and organization, groups leverage legal, standards, and policy diffusion to manage the proliferation of ICTs. My other projects examine political and psychological context of cyber attacks, deliberation in international technology forumns, and social media engagement strategies during security crises.
Prior to beginning my doctorate, I was was a research associate for national security at the Council on Foreign Relations. I received my BA Summa Cum Laude with High Honors in International Relations from New York University and my AM in Government from Harvard University. While at Harvard I have worked with Alastair Iain Johnston on US-China cybersecurity issues and the implications of social media for international conflict, and with Stephen Ansolabehere as a research assistant for the Harvard CAPS/Harris Poll. Additionally, I am an affiliate of the Harvard Institute for Quantitative Social Science (IQSS) and the Research Cluster on International Security at the Harvard Weatherhead Center for International Affairs.