I completed a Ph.D. in International Relations at the University of Oxford in 2020 and currently work in regulatory consultancy. Here you can find a portfolio of my ongoing academic research and teaching experience.
My research examines the politics of transnational governance, with a focus on how states combat the 'dark' side of international finance. My current project investigates the political economy of detecting transnational financial crime. As part of this work, I have conducted extensive research on high-frequency trading and the regulation of financial markets. Additionally, I have engaged in a second line of research on the proliferation of multilateral development banks. This research has been published in Regulation & Governance, The Review of International Organizations, and edited volumes such as Global Algorithmic Capital Markets (Oxford UP) and The Oxford Handbook of International Economic Governance and Market Regulation.
Prior to my doctorate, I worked at a London-based consultancy and specialized in advising clients on their obligations to prevent, detect, and report suspicious trading activity. I have also supported corporate monitorships of global banks conducted on behalf of the U.S. Department of Justice (Deferred Prosecution Agreement) and U.K. Financial Conduct Authority (S. 166 Skilled Person Reviews).
I obtained an M.Phil in International Relations at the University of Oxford and a Bachelor's in Political Science at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. While an undergraduate, I had the opportunity to intern in the United Kingdom's House of Lords and the Parliament of New South Wales in Sydney. Though originally from Southern California, I have long-since lost the tan.