I'm a foreign policy specialist with research backgrounds in international relations and aerospace engineering. I recently completed my Ph.D. in Politics at Princeton and now work at the Financial Integrity Network, where I contribute research on U.S., EU, and UN economic sanctions. I also help to build safeguards against financial crimes including proliferation financing, terrorism financing, money laundering, bribery, and corruption.
My academic research includes projects on energy rivalry, power & interdependence, crisis signaling, Islamism & Pakistani foreign policy, and vote buying at the UN Security Council. Aside from engineering and international relations, I've also published in the subfield of American politics (see media coverage).
Before attending Princeton, I studied Aeronautics & Astronautics at MIT (B.S., M.S.), with engineering internships at Boeing as well as Lawrence Livermore and Sandia National Laboratories. I then attended St. Anne's College, University of Oxford to study International Relations (M.Phil.), specializing in strategic studies and normative theory. My thesis explained the foreign policy preferences of Pakistan's political Islamists and argued that religious doctrine is a poor proxy for their views on nuclear weapons, economic policy, or appropriate relations with China.
I have teaching experience in human rights, international relations theory, and statistics. I also co-taught college English writing at a New Jersey correctional facility through the NJ-STEP program.