I am a first-generation scholar deeply committed to advancing equity and inclusion in academia and communicating with audiences from DC conference rooms to undergraduate lecture halls. My scholarship is informed by my prior training in journalism, my professional background in national security and terrorism analysis, and my lived experience as a queer, non-neurotypical woman.

I hold that academia works best when it functions as a community and that that community is best served when it supports all of its members. I work extensively on issues of sexual assault and harassment in the academy, and I am piloting a one-day diversity recruitment initiative with UW Political Science this spring aimed at making academic opportunities available to all students who might want them, not only those with the right networks and resources. Previously, I coordinated the 2017 meeting of the Society for Political Methodology and served for two years on the department’s Graduate Program Committee.

Outside of my job, I like live music, lifting, and making everything you eat vegan.