M.A. Candidate – Class of 2018

I was born and raised in Las Vegas, Nevada, and developed an interest in politics the summer before my senior year in high school when I was chosen as a delegate to the Nevada Boys State program. Once I got a taste of politics, I knew that that was what I wanted to do with my life. I attended Arizona State University, where I majored in Political Science, minored in History, and earned a certificate in Political Thought and Leadership. While attending ASU, I had the opportunity to work in a variety of political settings, including the Arizona State Legislature where I worked for two different members of Congress and conducted research for a think tank. I was involved in the school’s Model United Nations team, where I was exposed to a more global perspective in a hands-on way for the first time. Thanks to my time on the team, International Relations has become a passion of mine.

Research Interests

My primary area of interest concerns the intersection of urban development and international relations. The process of globalization necessarily has involved the world’s cities as drivers of the global economy and centers through which cultures and people can interact and mix. I am interested in the policies which have been put in place to make cities successful in the era of globalization. My focus will be on urban development models that best adapt to this era of globalization, as well as the roles of international organizations, like the United Nations, in facilitating this adaptation.


  • B.A., Political Science, Arizona State University, 2017