I am currently a PhD Candidate in Political Science at Duke University, with a primary focus in Political Economy and a secondary focus in Methodology.

My dissertation investigates the relationship between preferences for redistribution and ascriptive identities. I am also currently working on projects concerning formal theories of institutions and historical economic development.

I received an MA (degree waived) in Political Science from Duke University in 2015; an MA in Economics from Duke in 2013; and an MSE in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Michigan in 2010. I worked as an engineer in research and development from 2010-’12.