I am an instructor of Political Science at New York University Abu Dhabi (NYUAD). I received my Ph.D. in Political Science from Loyola University Chicago in  2020, specializing in International Relations and Comparative Politics. 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 NYUAD, 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.