I am a PhD candidate in Political Science and Research Associate at the Center on the Politics of Development
at the University of California, Berkeley. My dissertation project investigates the roots of interethnic inequality in modern Latin America, focusing on the role played by historical and contemporary variation in land tenure arrangements. All of my work employs a multi-method approach, using experimental and quasi-experimental data as well as extensive interviewing.
Prior to coming to Berkeley, I completed a Master's in Latin American Studies at the University of Cambridge as a Gates-Cambridge scholar. I also hold a B.A. in Political Science and History from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where I studied as a Morehead-Cain scholar.