I am a Quantitative Researcher at Fors Marsh Group, where I generate data-driven insights for government clients. I am also a Principal Investigator on the CoronaNet Research Project (and formerly Chief Data Scientist), where I have redesigned the data pipeline process, generated activity and quality metrics, and produced statistical research.

In my academic career, I studied corruption in authoritarian contexts as a Havighurst Fellow at Miami University’s Havighurst Center for Russian and Post-Soviet Studies and Department of Global and Intercultural Studies. I earned my Ph.D. from Indiana University’s Department of Political Science.


  1. Behind CoronaNet: How we built our dataset. Nature Human Behavior: Behind the Paper. 2020. (with Cindy Cheng, Luca Messerschmidt, Joan Barceló, Allison Spencer Hartnett, Vanja Grujic, Robert Kubinec, and Caress Schenk)
  2. The Russian Power Vertical and the COVID-19 Challenge: The Trajectories of Regional Responses. PONARS Eurasia. 2020. (with Regina Smyth, Gulnaz Sharafutdinova, and Aiden Klein)
  3. America has many problems. Corruption isn’t one of them. NBC News. 2019.


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