I am a Ph.D. candidate in the Department of Government and the Hartley R. Rogers Dissertation Fellow Harvard University. My research is at the intersection of international security and international political economy, focusing on the political economy of cybersecurity. I leverage novel data sources — from forensic malware analysis, to internet topography measurements, to texts mapping bureaucratic delegation — to understand how internet-driven interdependence creates shared regulatory and security challenges that encourage technical cooperation, and how states develop digital institutions in response to the global internet environment. My other projects examine international balancing on the internet, the political and psychological context of cyber attacks, deliberation in international technology forums, and social media engagement 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.