I am a Postdoctoral Associate at MIT in MIT GOV/LAB and the Department of Political Science.

My research focuses on the causes and consequences of government policies, particularly in relation to groups and public goods. In my dissertation project, I study how individual biases affect group decision-making in foreign policy. I also specialize in policy evaluation using randomized controlled trials, causal inference, and quantitative methods. I served as a Methods Specialist with the Office of Evaluation Sciences at the U.S. General Services Administration and conducted research on taxation and public service delivery in Malawi as a part of the EGAP Metaketa Initiative. Prior to my doctoral studies, I was a program manager at Sister Cities International for U.S.-Chinese-African trilateral municipal cooperation projects.

I hold a BSFS in Comparative Studies and an MA in Security Studies from Georgetown University. I received my PhD in Political Science from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 2021.