I am a PhD candidate in International Relations at the University of Oxford. My research examines the intersection of finance, regulation, and international political economy. I am currently focusing on the strategic dynamics of combatting transnational financial crime, with a particular emphasis on market manipulation and money laundering.
I have also published research on multilateral development banks and the organizational characteristics of international organizations. The underlying theme of my work is an interest in how actors design institutions and the 'rules of the game' to achieve their objectives.
At Oxford, I am a Radcliffe Scholar at University College. I work primarily in the Department of Politics and International Relations and have assisted with teaching at the Blavatnik School of Government.
Prior to the 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 worked on multiple monitorships of global banks conducted on behalf of the U.S. Department of Justice (Deferred Prosecution Agreement) and U.K. Financial Conduct Authority (Section 166 Skilled Person Reviews).
I completed my M.Phil in International Relations at the University of Oxford (St. John's College) and my B.A. in Political Science at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. While an undergraduate, I interned in the United Kingdom's House of Lords and the Parliament of New South Wales in Sydney, Australia. I am originally from Southern California, but have long since lost the tan.