Quinoa fields in Cuzco, Peru

About Me

I completed my undergraduate training in Political Science and Arabic Language at the University of Chicago in 2013 and spent three years working as a Research Associate at the Chicago Project on Security and Terrorism (CPOST), a research lab at the University of Chicago studying political violence. I joined Stanford’s Department of Political Science in the Fall of 2015 and completed my comprehensive exams in Comparative Politics and Quantitative Methodology in the Spring of 2017. As a native of Chicago, the transition to the suburbs of Palo Alto has taken some adjustment but the weather has started to grow on me. Graduate school keeps me pretty busy but I try to find time for other activities and volunteering. You can follow my instagram here.

Community and Volunteering

I am passionate about supporting the educational opportunities of minorities and underserved communities. In particular, I have focused on developing critical thinking, logic, and structured argumentation among high school students in preparation for college.