I received my Ph.D. in Political Science from Loyola University Chicago in  2020, specializing in International Relations and Comparative Politics. Currently, I am a visiting scholar at New York University Abu Dhabi. My research contributes to the areas of political violence, gender politics, and domestic sources of international relations. My dissertation examines how gendered dynamics shape the strategies of violence in civil wars. My research is published in World Politics. At Loyola and the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, I taught courses on international relations, gender and security, racial and ethnic politics, and social justice. I am an Empirical Implications of Theoretical Models (EITM) Institute alum and a Women in International Security (WIIS) Next Generation Fellow.