I am a Political Science PhD student, a Burns fellow with the Program for Interdisciplinary Education Research, and a doctoral affiliate with the Kellogg Institute. My research areas are comparative politics and political theory, with interests in post-disaster rebuilding, politics of recognition, education, climate change, and participation. I have a particular focus in South Asia and am developing my Nepali language skills. I received an MA in Political Science from Marquette University in 2013, taught in South Korea from 2008-2011, and worked as a supply chain analyst in the healthcare sector from 2013-2017. Along with these experiences, extensive undergraduate work in molecular biology provides me a wealth of resources to inform my research.
I am interested in public goods provision, development, equalization, political participation, and empowerment particularly in the context of post-disaster rebuilding and education.