Welcome – I am a political economist specializing in comparative political behavior and institutions. I hold a Ph.D. in Political Science from Emory University and I currently serve as a research consultant at Gallup. My academic work focuses on political opposition in authoritarian regimes and developing democracies. 

My research has been published in the British Journal of Political Science. Previously, I was a graduate fellow at The Carter Center's Democracy Program and Emory's Institute for Developing Nations. I received my B.A. in Political Science, French, and International Affairs (minor) with highest honors from Transylvania University in 2011.