In 2019, I graduated from the University of Georgia with a Ph.D. in Political Science and International Affairs. I hold Master's degrees from Boston College (Political Science) and George Mason University (Public Policy). In 2008, I graduated cum laude from the University of Massachusetts-Dartmouth with a B.A. in Political Science.  My research interests include subjects in the areas of American Foreign Policy, Intelligence Studies, US-Israel Relations, Middle East Politics, Political Psychology, and Energy Policy.

I have taught twenty courses as an Instructor of Record on topics such as International Conflict, Global Issues, US-Israel Relations, and American Public Policy.  I currently teach at the University of Georgia's Washington Semester Program and in the Department of Government at American University. I concurrently serve as a Foreign Affairs Officer/Franklin Fellow at the State Department in the Office of Energy Diplomacy's Bureau for Europe, Western Hemisphere, and Africa.

In 2017, I was awarded a university grant that allowed me to serve as a Visiting Research Fellow at the Harry S. Truman Institute for the Advancement of Peace at Hebrew University in Jerusalem. During my time at Hebrew University, I interviewed former government officials for my dissertation on US-Israel Relations in the 1980s.  I am also a founding member of the Early Career Scholars Group of Intelligence Studies in the International Studies Association and have published in the Journal of Intelligence History, American Intelligence Journal, Journal of European and American Intelligence Studies, and The Encyclopedia of U.S. Intelligence. My book reviews have been published in the Journal of Cold War Studies and the International Journal of Intelligence, Security, and Public Affairs.