I am a Ph.D. candidate in Political Science at Penn State, with a major field in comparative politics (minors in methods and geography). I completed my undergraduate work at Binghamton University, which consisted of a double major in Political Science and Geography.

My research focuses on institutions in African politics, with a particular emphasis on Burkina Faso and Francophone Africa. My dissertation looks at government composition, public goods provision, and bureaucratic capacity.

For the 2016-2017 academic year I am a Boren Fellow in Senegal.