I am an instructor at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign (UIUC) and a Ph.D. Candidate in the Department of Political Science at Loyola University Chicago. My research contributes to the areas of political violence, gender politics, and domestic sources of international relations. My dissertation examines how the operation of rebel groups is shaped by gendered dynamics. My research with Alexandru Grigorescu is published in World Politics. At Loyola and UIUC, I taught courses on international relations, gender and security, racial and ethnic politics, and social justice.