I think a lot about religion, peace and conflict, and how American foreign policy can best address religious violence.

I'm currently a pre-doctoral fellow in foreign policy at the Brookings Institution, and a doctoral candidate in political science at UMD. My dissertation uses statistics and archival work to explain why some religious groups protest peacefully while others resort to violence.

I graduated from Harvard with highest honors and have an M.Div. from Yale Divinity School.