I am a doctoral candidate at Indiana University's Department of Political Science and a fellow at the IU Russian Studies Workshop. During the summer of 2018, I will be a short-term scholar at the Kennan Institute. I study the political economy of corruption. My dissertation, "The Politics of Anti-Corruption Campaigns," explains variation in the anti-corruption campaign goals of autocrats. My second strand of research concentrates on electoral fraud.
I have also been a visiting researcher at the International Center for the Study of Institutions and Development at the Higher School of Economics in Moscow and an affiliate of the Ostrom Workshop.
I received bachelor’s degrees in Diplomacy/Global Politics and in Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies in 2012 from Miami University where I was affiliated with the Havighurst Center.