I joined the Department of Political Science at Michigan State University in the fall of 2017. My fields of study are International Relations and Quantitative Research Methodology and my primary research interests include gender and conflict, peacebuilding, and post-war politics. Specifically, my research examines how women’s engagement in conflict influences peace outcomes and changes to gender equality.

I graduated with honors from James Madison University (Harrisonburg, Virginia) in 2017 with a B.A. in International Relations and minors in Humanitarian Affairs and Honors Interdisciplinary Studies. During my undergraduate career, I had the opportunity to study in Ghana, Japan, and Malta, in addition to attending the 2016 National Science Foundation’s Research Experience for Undergraduates in Civil Conflict Management and Peace Science at the University of North Texas.

In my spare time, I enjoy traveling, running, trying new foods, and spending time with my two cats.