About Me

I am a PhD Candidate at the Government Department at Georgetown University and a Stanton Nuclear Security Fellow at MIT. In 2016-2017 I was a Smith Richardson Predoctoral Fellow at Yale's International Security Studies program.

I study International Relations, with a focus on international security, nuclear weapons, and power and authority in international politics. My dissertation explores the relationship between urban geography, interstate conflict, and nuclear strategy.

Before starting the PhD, I was a Research Fellow with the Institute for Conflict, Cooperation and Security at the University of Birmingham. In the past I have worked with International Studies Quarterly, the International Politics department at Aberystwyth University, the Center for International Relations of the Getulio Vargas Foundation, the China-Brazil Business Council, and the Program on China and Latin America at the Inter-American Dialogue.

I received my BA in International Relations from the Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro, where I was born and raised.