About me:

I’m a Senior Data Analyst in the political reform program at New America where I research and write on electoral reform. I completed my PhD in political science at Columbia University in May 2022. In my dissertation, I studied how long-term criminal violence affects communication patterns of political parties and the electoral appeal of anti-crime policies. I have also done research on vaccine hesitancy in Latin America, vaccine diplomacy, and government transparency.

My research has been published in PLOS One, Nature: Vaccines, and Public Administration and has been cited in The New York Times, The Washington Post, and Foreign Policy.

Prior to graduate school, I worked at the MIT Poverty Action Lab in Santiago, Chile and have conducted fieldwork in Mexico, El Salvador, Colombia, and Peru.