I am a third year Political Science PhD student at Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia. My research interests are at the intersection of collective action, state repression, political violence, and authoritarian security institutions. I am particularly interested in political movements in Latin America, including the archival study of Cold War-era dictatorships. To address the challenges to causal identification in these settings, I use a combination of formal theory and experimental design.
Prior to beginning academic work at Emory, I graduated from Texas Christian University (TCU) in Fort Worth, Texas with a B.S. in Political Science and History. After graduating from TCU, I was a member of the 2013 Teach For America Metro Atlanta Corps.