I am a Ph.D. Candidate in Political Science at the University of Wisconsin-Madison with expertise in international security and international political economy.   

My research interests include economic statecraft, international organizations, and foreign policy. In particular, I investigate the political effects of financial coercion in foreign policy. The book project from my dissertation, "The Financialization of Foreign Policy: Targeted Financial Sanctions and Government Response," identifies the conditions that prompt governments to respond to the imposition of targeted financial sanctions on subnational actors by the U.S.  

I hold an M.A. in Political Science from UW-Madison. I received undergraduate degrees in Economics and Political Science from Oklahoma State University where I competed for the NCAA Division I track and cross country teams. I enjoy running, hiking, and reading fiction.