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 political institutions in African democracies, with a particular emphasis on Burkina Faso, Senegal, and Francophone Africa. My dissertation looks at government formation processes in African democracies, focusing specifically on executive-legislative relations.

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

Graffiti, Dakar, Senegal