I am a doctoral candidate in International Relations at the Department of Political Science at the Pennsylvania State University . I received my M.A. from the School of Policy, Government, and International affairs (now the Schar School of Policy and Government) at George Mason University in Political Science in 2014. I completed my undergraduate work at Villanova University, receiving my B.A. in Political Science in 2012.
My research focuses primarily on the behavior of terrorists and terrorist groups. Particularly, I am interested in how terrorist groups react to counterterrorism efforts, and work to make themselves more durable in the face of government intervention. My current research project tests for patterns of spatial displacement of terrorist activity following drone strikes in Pakistan, as well as tests for effects on terrorist strategy, targeting, and attack intensity. I am also engaged in other collaborative projects, on which more details can be found under the Research tab above.