I am a Moore/Sloan & WRF Innovation in Data Science Postdoctoral Fellow. My research focuses on civilians in conflict zones, political violence, nonviolent resistance and post-conflict development. Before coming to Seattle, I worked as a contract research and writer, most recently completing research for the BASIC Trident Commission on British nuclear weapons policy and for the LSE Center for the Study of Global Governance on peace agreements. I received a Ph.D. in Political Science from the University of Washington in 2017; a Quantitative Methods Certificate and MA in Political Science from the University of Washington in 2013; a MSc in Development Studies from the London School of Economics in 2009; and a BA in Political Science, summa cum laude, from the University of Colorado in 2007, where I was a Boettcher Scholar.

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I am also an athlete. I competed at the 2012 Olympic Trials (rowing) in the lightweight double sculls and placed second in that same event at the 2013 US National Team Trials. I am also the two time champion and current course record holder in the lightweight women’s single scull at Henley Women’s Regatta (UK). 

Outside of research and training, I can be found galavanting around the Pacific Northwest, on foot with a sweet black lab, or in boats of one sort or another.