I am a PhD Candidate at the University of Pennsylvania concentrating in International Relations, with a secondary concentration in American Politics. My research engages in topics including public opinion, international cooperation, American foreign policy, and climate politics. I employ a variety of methods in my work, including text analysis, survey experiments, and a variety of statistical techniques. My dissertation examines how small and medium countries employ lobbying strategies and diplomatic capital to “punch above their weight” at the UN.

My research is  forthcoming in The Journal of Politics. I have received generous research support from  the Kleinman Center for Energy Policy, the Social and Behavioral Science Initiative, and the Social and Cultural Evolution Working Group, among others.  You can also find my commentary in  the Washington Post.

Before coming to Penn, I worked in the private sector as a market research consultant, taught English in Malaysia as a Fulbright ETA, and obtained a Master’s Degree in Political Science from Columbia University, as well as a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science and Philosophy from Rutgers University.

Please see the following links for more information about my research in progress, CV, publications, commentary, teaching, and contact information.