I am a Postdoctoral Lecturer at the University of Chicago’s Harris School of Public Policy where I received my Ph.D. in June 2013.


My research examines how states choose to cooperate—from how they design agreements to the mechanisms they utilize to ensure compliance. I am currently examining member state suspensions and withdrawals from international organizations and the effects they have on international relations.


I also study the political economy of cooperation by looking at how markets react to institutional decisions as well as how foreign lobbying can influence foreign policy decision-making.


I earned my Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, Magna Cumme Laude from the University of Illinois in 2000. After graduation, I worked as a consultant at Accenture for five years. I received my Master’s in Public Policy with Honors from the University of Chicago in 2007 during which I was a graduate fellow at the Central Intelligence Agency and interned at the Chicago Council on Global Affairs.