Photo by Laura Blume (Honduras 2018)
I'm a Political Science PhD candidate at Boston University. I received my B.A. in Political Science from Simmons College in 2013 and entered the PhD program at Boston University that same year.
My current research focuses on the political causes and consequences of criminal violence in Central America. More broadly, my research interests include violence, citizen security, corruption, organized crime, and democratization throughout Latin America and the Caribbean.
I have developed and taught my own course, The Politics of the Drug War (PO 300) at Boston University. I also have experience teaching Introduction to American Politics and have been a Graduate Teaching Fellow for Introduction to Comparative Politics, Public Policy, and American Politics.