I'm a research scientist at the Center for Naval Analyses, a federally-funded research and development center sponsored by the US Department of the Navy. I'm also a reserve officer in the US Marine Corps.* 

I received my PhD from George Washington University in 2020. I also hold a master's degree from the Elliott School of International Affairs and a bachelor's degree from the University of Utah. Before graduate school, I spent about five years on active duty as a supply officer in the Marine Corps and deployed overseas twice—once as part of the "surge" in Iraq and once aboard USS Peleliu

Before joining CNA, I spent time as a Non-Resident Fellow at the Brute Krulak Center, a Senior Analyst in the Marine Corps' COVID-19 Cell, a Summer Associate and Adjunct Defense Analyst at the RAND Corporation, and a PhD Candidate-in-Residence at the Institute for Security and Conflict Studies

My curriculum vitae is here and you can follow me on Bluesky here.


* The views expressed in my work and on this website should be attributed to me alone, and do not imply endorsement by the Department of Defense, the Marine Corps, CNA, or any other institution.