I am a 2017 Moore/Sloan & WRF Innovation in Data Science Postdoctoral Fellow and an Acting Assistant Professor in the Department of Political Science at the University of Washington. 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 (2017), a Quantitative Methods Certificate (2015) and MA in Political Science (2013) from the University of Washington; a MSc in Development Studies from the London School of Economics (2009); and a BA in Political Science, summa cum laude, from the University of Colorado (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 the two time champion and former course record holder (2010-2017) in the lightweight women’s single scull at Henley Women’s Regatta (UK), and a Boston Marathon qualifier in 2017.
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.