I am a Ph.D. candidate in the Department of Government at Harvard University with a focus on international relations and information communication technologies (ICTs). My dissertation examines the relationship between internet diffusion and cybersecurity. It utilizes digital forensic data, automated text analysis, and network analysis to understand the fundamental challenge of international cybersecurity - international internet diffusion without state capacity has the potential to generate negative externalities for existing internet users, yet states gain the ability to weaponize cyberspace as they increase their regulatory capacity. My other projects examine political and psychological context of cyber attacks, deliberation in international technology forums, 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.