I am in my fourth year as a Ph.D. political science student at Ohio State University. My undergraduate degree is in political economy from Juniata College. While attending Junita, I met my wife Meagan Schneiderman. After graduating from Juniata, I worked as a Fulbright Fellow in the Republic of Georgia and for the social science research firm Abt Associates in Boston. At Abt, I researched prison recidivism, drug trafficking, and human trafficking. While working at Abt, I helped write the first government report on prescription drug monitoring programs.
In 2016, I started a Ph.D. program in political science at Ohio State University. At OSU, I work with Skyler Cranmer, Bear Braumoeller, Jan Box-Steffhemeiser, Brice Acree, and Sarah Brooks. My research focuses on political violence and complex systems. My current projects include studying the motivations of suicide terrorists, white nationalist movement, social networks of groups during the 1994 genocide in Rwanda. My methodological research interests include network inference, machine learning, and complex system modeling.