Welcome! I am the inaugural Einstein-Moos Postdoctoral Fellow at the Center on Democracy, Development and the Rule of Law (CDDRL) at Stanford University. I am also a non-resident research associate at the Center on the Politics of Development. My research lies at the intersection of elite political behavior, violence, and the political economy of development, with a focus on sub-Saharan Africa. More broadly, I research local responses to violence, climate volatility, and governance challenges in developing countries. I have conducted field work in India, Uganda, Kenya, and Nigeria and have consulted on projects with USAID, DAI, and Mercy Corps. I employ experimental, quasi-experimental, and qualitative methods in my research.
I received my PhD in Political Science at the University of California, Berkeley in August 2022. Prior to graduate school, I worked for Innovations for Poverty Action in Uganda and Kenya for over three years managing studies on micro-savings, health and governance, and technology diffusion. I also was a Research Manager at the Institution for Social and Policy Studies at Yale University. I hold an M.A. in Political Science from Leiden University and a B.A. in Political Science from Wake Forest University.