About Me


I am a third-year PhD student in the Department of Government at Cornell University.

My fields of study are international relations, comparative politics, and formal and quantitative methods. My research broadly focuses on the causes, conduct, and consequences of war. I am also a Graduate Fellow at the Judith Reppy Institute for Peace and Conflict Studies.

I previously worked in several Washington, DC think tanks and nonprofit organizations. My opinions have appeared in The National Interest and The Diplomat. I have also taken part in numerous international election observation missions and political assessments around the world including Bangladesh, Bhutan, Egypt and Jordan.

I received an M.A. in International Affairs from George Washington University’s Elliott School of International Affairs and a B.A. in Political Science from American University’s School of Public Affairs

I currently live in New York with my wife Catherine, my son, and our dog George. I also serve as a Commissioner for Public Safety and Information in the City of Ithaca.