Current Projects

  1. Dissertation Project From Activist to Organizer: When Policy Advocates Invest in Democracy Mixes interviews, surveys, text analysis, practitioner partnerships, and experiments to identify factors influencing individual political recruitment behavior in the US and South African contexts.

  2. Under Review Awakened: The Potential for Mobilization to Reshape Interest in Politics Takes advantage of discongruous political mobilization in the 2012 presidential election to assess the impact of this organizing on individual political interest. A version of this paper was presented at MPSA (2019) and APSA (2019).

  3. In Progress: Beyond the NLRA: Organizing Workers of the Future Employs an original database of recent labor news to disentangle developments in collective action. This white paper is part of the MIT Work of the Future Taskforce.

  4. In Progress: The Mobilization Toolbox: Mechanism for Overcoming the Collective Action Problem. Reviews existing literature to create a framework for understanding “non-rational” solutions to the collective action problem.

  5. Masters Thesis: Organized Labor in a Globalized World: The Impact of Increased International Economic Integration on the Strategies of Trade Unions Draws from a century of text and event data in the United Kingdom to understand variation in trade union responses to globalization. A version of this project was submitted in completion of a masters in political science at Emory University.



SurveyCTO, Qualtrics


R, STAN, Rcpp, STATA, GIS, Python, Gephi


LaTeX, RMarkdown, RShiny, Microsoft Office Suite, Adobe Creative Suite


French (Advanced), Kinyarwanda (Beginner), Swedish (Beginner)


Overleaf, GitHub, Slack, Trello


5+ Years Improv Theater