I received my PhD from the Department of Political Science at The University of Mississippi in July 2012. My primary field is International Relations and my secondary field is American Government, with a specialization in methodology. Since September 2014 I have served as PI on a Minerva Initiative grant (FA9550-1-14-0308) that examines the language of authoritarian leaders.
As an undergraduate I studied at Georgetown University. I have taught high school, worked for a nonprofit, taught yoga and earned a Master’s degree (The University of Memphis), and PhD in Political Science (Ole Miss). Presently I am a Research Assistant Professor with the Institute for Intelligent Systems at the The University of Memphis. My non-academic interests include yoga, hiking, making music, farming, and spending time with my husband and children.