Welcome to my website. I am a graduate student in political science at the University of Rochester. Prior to that, I was a graduate student at Michigan State, and my undergraduate degree is from the University of Louisiana at Monroe. I am interested in many questions about international relations and utilize a number of tools to try to answer them. In my dissertation, I develop theoretical and empirical models relating production, trade, prices, and war. Other interests include the study of international causes and consequences of civil wars, military effectiveness, and various technical pursuits.