I am a PhD student in the Department of Government at Harvard University. I study Comparative Politics and Political Economy, with an emphasis on large-scale corruption, organized crime, and urban development. I am a current affiliate of the Institute for Quantitative Social Sciences.
Thus far, I've concentrated my studies in the Western hemisphere with a particular focus on Brazil. I am currently working on a project on the sub-municipal politics of organized crime in Rio de Janeiro and another project on the industrial organization of bribery, using cases from both Brazil and Peru.
Prior to arriving at Harvard, I earned my Master’s in International Policy from Stanford University in 2015 and was a case writer for the Leadership Academy for Development. I became interested in researching organized crime and corruption in Brazil as a Boren International Security Fellow in 2012, after graduating from Vanderbilt University in 2011.