Global Governance • Global Health • Philanthropy

Welcome! I am an incoming Lecturer in Global Studies at Bentley University, Research Fellow at the University of Maryland School of Public Policy and Pandemics and Borders project, and Research Associate at the Center for International and Security Studies at Maryland (CISSM). My research focuses on global governance, international organizations, global health, and philanthropy. My primary research agenda examines how private foundations influence policy processes related to global outbreak preparedness and response. Other research areas include U.S. foreign policy, humanitarian response, and environmental governance. My research and commentary on these topics has appeared in outlets including International Studies Review, BMJ Global Health, Global Health Governance, the Washington Post’s Monkey Cage, and CNN International.

Beyond my research, I have taught extensively on topics related to international relations, public policy, and research methods. I hold a Master of Arts in Law and Diplomacy from the Fletcher School at Tufts University and a Ph.D. in Political Science from Northeastern University. Previously, I worked as an editor for the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting, a researcher for the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, and managed curriculum development for online courses at Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government, T.H. Chan School of Public Health, and Department of Government, and was a Visiting Researcher at the Harvard Humanitarian Initiative.