I'm a researcher at the Center for Naval Analyses, a federally-funded research and development center for the US Navy and Marine Corps. I'm also a Non-Resident Fellow at the Brute Krulak Center at Marine Corps University and a reserve officer in the US Marine Corps.* My past positions include time as the Senior Analyst in the Marine Corps' COVID-19 Cell at the Pentagon, 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.

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.


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

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