I am a PhD Candidate at the School of Politics and Global Studies at Arizona State University. I research Conflict and specialize in women, peace and security. Specifically, my dissertation considers how women influence peace processes and what explains their persistent exclusion from both peace-making and peace-keeping despite organizational commitments to gender inclusivity in a post UNSCR 1325 context. Occasionally, I will also conduct research on income inequality.
Prior to beginning my PhD at Arizona State University, I completed an M.A in International Relations at the Graduate Institute (IHEID) in Geneva, Switzerland and an M.A In Development at the Universidad de Valencia in Spain. My undergraduate work was in International Economics, as well as Spanish Language and Literature at the University of Washington in Seattle.
I am passionate about conducting research that can be applied by policymakers. I also strive to engage my students and demonstrate the relevance of studying political science in everyday life. Hopefully they find it as exciting as I do.
I have lived and worked all around the US, Spain and Switzerland. I have also conducted extended fieldwork in Costa Rica and Nicaragua. Outside of academia, I have experience in both the fields of international cooperation and investment banking.