Welcome – I am a methodologist at Gallup in Atlanta, GA. I hold a Ph.D. in Political Science from Emory University, specializing in comparative political behavior and political economy. I study the dynamics of political mobilization in dictatorships and developing democracies. My current research focuses on elections, public opinion, and the politics of opposition cooptation in Africa. My work has been published in 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.