Welcome! I am a Research Associate in the Social Science Data Analytics Initiative (SSDA) at Michigan State University. Before joining SSDA, I was a postdoctoral fellow in the Department of Political Science at the University of Michigan. I received my PhD from the Department of Government at the University of Essex in December 2014. I am a conflict and violence scholar and contribute to the fields of Comparative Politics, International Relations, and Methodology. My collaborative research on estimating violent deaths to address underregistration and selection bias in conflict data won the 2016 Robert H. Durr Award of the Midwest Political Science Association for best paper applying quantitative methods to a substantive problem.