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 World Politics, 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.