About Me

I am a Postdoctoral Fellow at Carnegie Mellon's Institute for Politics and Strategy. I received my PhD in Political Science from Georgetown University in 2018. I was previously a Stanton Nuclear Security Fellow at MIT (2017-2018) and a Smith Richardson Predoctoral Fellow at Yale's International Security Studies program (2016-2017).

I study International Relations, with a focus on international security, cities, 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 also worked with International Studies Quarterly, the International Politics department at Aberystwyth University, the Center for International Relations of the Getulio Vargas Foundation, and the China-Brazil Business Council.

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