I am a doctoral candidate at Indiana University's Department of Political Science and a fellow at the IU Russian Studies Workshop. I study how corruption influences elite and mass behavior in authoritarian settings. My dissertation, "The Logic of Anti-Corruption Campaigns," explains variation in autocratic anti-corruption campaign strategies.
I have been affiliated with the Kennan Institute of the Wilson Center, the International Center for the Study of Institutions and Development at the Higher School of Economics in Moscow, and the Ostrom Workshop.
I received bachelor’s degrees in Diplomacy & Global Politics and in Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies from Miami University where I was affiliated with the Havighurst Center.