From 2013-2015, I am a post-doctoral lecturer at the University of Chicago’s Harris School of Public Policy. I teach “U.S. Foreign Policy” and “International Organizations in Theory and in Practice.” In addition, I run the Writing Program for the Master of Public Policy program where I direct 170+ students on how to showcase empirical evidence in relevant policy memos. Examples of our monthly writing newsletter can be found here:
November 2013 Writing Newsletter
December 2013 Writing Newsletter
January 2014 Writing Newsletter
February 2014 Writing Newsletter
March 2014 Writing Newsletter
April 2014 Writing Newsletter
May 2014 Writing Newsletter
June 2014 Writing Newsletter
I am also an adjunct professor at Northwestern University’s School of Continuing Studies Master of Public Policy and Administration program where I teach “Research Methods” and “Intergovernmental Relations”, both on campus and online.
I received my Ph.D. from the University of Chicago’s Harris School in June 2013. My core research interests focus on international organizations, informal governance, international law, foreign policy decision-making, and international political economy. My training has included microeconomics, statistics, and formal modeling at the Harris School, the department of political science, and the department of economics. In addition to the standard linear models sequences, I have taken advanced econometrics courses on Bayesian inference, applied survival analysis, and time series analysis.
Additionally, I have completed political science training programs around the country, including the Journeys in World Politics Workshop, New Era Foreign Policy Conference, the NSF Tools for Text conference, and the Empirical Implications of Theoretical Models (EITM) Summer Institute. I also have attended and presented papers at the annual meetings for the Political Economy of International Organizations (PEIO), International Studies Association (ISA), American Political Science Association (APSA), Midwest Political Science Association (MPSA), and International Political Economy Society (IPES).
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 in the supply chain and retail space. I received my Master’s in Public Policy with honors from the University of Chicago in 2007 during which time I was a graduate fellow at the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) and an intern at the Chicago Council on Global Affairs.
I grew up in Australia until the age of 14 and maintain dual citizenship. In my spare time, I love to travel, run, cook, take photographs, and attend the theatre. I love living in Chicago with my husband and son.