I am a political scientist specializing in international political economy in the Center for Political Studies at the University of Michigan. I hold a Ph.D. in Political Science, an M.A. in International Relations and Methodology, and a B.A. in Political Science and Computer Science from the University of Michigan. My postdoctoral work was housed by the Minda de Gunzburg Center for European Studies at Harvard University. As a policy analyst, I leverage political science and computational methods to advice the United States Department of State on foreign policy initiatives. Previously, I worked with United States National Security Commission on Artificial Intelligence (NSCAI) to develop policy measures that deploy the power of Artificial Intelligence to strengthen international security. I currently work with the Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs on developing methodologically rigorous approaches to design, monitor, and evaluate programs that increase the global impact of US foreign policy programs.
My research and teaching interests span the scope of international political economy with an emphasis on accountability, distributive politics, and democratic developments. My recent research examines the link between the EU integration process and EU public policy with distributive politics in Europe's post-socialist countries. In other works, I assess how international organizations — the EU, IMF, and the World Bank — shape patterns of democratic performance, accountability, and migration in borrowing countries. My work has appeared in peer-reviewed journals, including Economics and Politics, European Policy Analysis, and Party Politics, among others.