I am a Ph.D. student in the Department of Political Science at the University of Notre Dame and a Kellogg Institute Ph.D. Fellow. I am also honored to be the recipient of a Notre Dame Presidential Fellowship. I hold both a BA and MA in Political Science from the University of Louisville. I am interested in the intersection between political violence and regime characteristics. In my MA thesis, I argued that the institutional characteristics of Hybrid Regimes made them more susceptible to acts of political violence.