Welcome to my website!
I am a Research Fellow at the Center for Latin American & Latino Studies (CLALS) at American University and a Ph.D. Candidate in Political Science at the Maxwell School at Syracuse University. You can read my weekly column about the Brazilian Congress at the Brazilian Report. I also work as a research assistant at the Qualitative Data Repository.
My research focuses on political institutions, policymaking, and research methods, with a regional concentration in Latin America. My dissertation examines the determinants of legislative effectiveness in Brazil. Additionally, I work on topics related to public policy and qualitative methods.
I am Rotary Peace Fellow Alumni and hold a M.A. in Political Science from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. I have also been working as a journalist for over 10 years covering politics, human rights and a variety of other topics.
Please feel free to contact me with any questions.