I am a PhD candidate in Political Science at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.  My primary fields of interest are political behavior and conflict.  I am a member of MIT's Security Studies Program and an organizer of the Neuroscience and Social Conflict Initiative.

My dissertation project focuses on developing and testing an individual-level theory of political threat perception.  The project draws on findings and methods from the fields of psychology, biology, and neuroscience in addition to the existing literature in political science.

Prior to starting my PhD, I worked as a consultant at Bain & Company and as an analyst in corporate strategic planning at The Walt Disney Company.

I received my AB in Government from Harvard and an MSc in Global Politics from the London School of Economics.  I also spent my junior year abroad at St. Peter's College, Oxford.