Welcome! I am a postdoctoral Research Fellow at the Institute for Advanced Study in Toulouse (IAST) and a Faculty Affiliate at the University of Texas at Austin’s Innovations for Peace and Development lab. In fall 2023, I will be joining Texas A&M’s Bush School of Government and Public Service as an Assistant Professor.

My substantive research focuses on the political economy of development, with an emphasis on corruption, foreign aid, and natural resources. I also have a separate methodological research agenda that centers on external validity. My work appears in the Annual Review of Political Science and Journal of Conflict Resolution.

Outside of academia, I have worked and/or consulted for the US State Department, the European Commission, the World Bank, USAID, and Inter-American Development Bank. Most of my recent work with these institutions concerns governance, anti-corruption, and natural resources.

Ph.D., University of Texas at Austin (2022)
Dual M.A., Georgetown University/Universidad Nacional de San Martín, Argentina (2015)
M.Sc., Maastricht University, Graduate School of Governance, Netherlands (2008)
B.A., University of Denver (2006)
      Study Abroad: Université de Lausanne, Switzerland and Università di Bologna, Italy (2005)