I am a Ph.D. candidate in the Department of Political Science at Emory University. I study how violent economic groups – like organized criminal groups, armed corporations, and mercenary groups – interact with state actors and explore the consequences of collusion. In my research, I combine causal inference and formal modeling with Natural Language Processing and Machine Learning, employing a wide range of both quantitative and qualitative methods.

Prior to joining Emory University, I received my B.A. in Political Science from the University of North Carolina Asheville in 2020, where I was awarded the 2020 Big South Christenberry Award and was nominated for NCAA Woman of the Year as a member of the swim team.