505 E. Armory Ave.
Urbana IL 61801
I am a PhD Candidate in International Relations at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
I am interested in civil wars, international conflicts, and international institutions, with a focus on factors related to civil war recurrence. I am currently working on a project that explores the relationship between granting amnesty and the durability of civil war power-sharing agreements.
I am also interested in data generated from social networks, which examines the relationship between individuals’ Twitter usage and their political ideology using Congressional Twitter data.
Regionally, I am interested in East Asia. My other current project examines the relationship between foreign aid and the probability of interstate conflicts using the case of territorial disputes in the South China Sea.
MA University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
BA University of California, Los Angeles
Awards and Honors
APSA Conflict Processes Travel Award, Fall 2021
Department Conference Travel Award, Spring 2021
Rita and Leonard Ogren Award for Academic Excellence, Spring 2018
List of Teachers Ranked as Excellent by Their Students, Spring 2017, Fall 2017
Introduction to International Relations (online), Summer 2020, Fall 2020