I study international relations, focusing on statecraft, the causes and consequences of arms transfers and the relationship between political science and policymaking.

My dissertation, Strategies of Manipulation in the Delegation of Power Politics, examines how states shape the behavior of their military partners. I argue that states shape partner incentives by manipulating the structure in which power politics play out: the threat environment they confront, the regional balance of power in which they operate and the capabilities they posses.

I’ve developed and taught three courses for Stanford undergraduates and International Policy Master's students on international relations theory and evidence-based foreign policy design. I previously worked in the U.S. government (State, DHS, Congress) and occasionally indulge in political philosophy.



  • PhD Candidate in Political Science Stanford University

  • Carnegie IPSCON Predoctoral Fellow Kissinger Center for Global Affairs Johns Hopkins SAIS


  • MPhil in Politics University of Oxford

  • AB in Politics Princeton University