Welcome! I am a PhD Candidate in Security Studies at Princeton University’s Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs, and a National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellow. My research has also been supported by the Smith Richardson Foundation, the Tobin Project, and the Bradley Foundation. From Fall 2019, I will be a Grand Strategy, Security, and Statecraft Postdoctoral Fellow at the Harvard Kennedy School, with additional postdoctoral affiliations at the An Wang China and the World Program at Harvard’s Fairbank Center and at the Brookings Institution’s Foreign Policy Program.
My research interests cover Asia-Pacific security issues and China's foreign policy, at the intersections of international security and international political economy. I am interested in when and how states can translate their material capabilities into geopolitical influence. My current book project examines China’s strategies of economic statecraft and patterns of effectiveness across different target countries. Other work has looked at the role of subnational actors in China’s foreign policy and at asymmetrical alliance relationships, with a focus on East and Southeast Asia.
Previously, I was a Junior Fellow at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace. I earned my BA in Public and International Affairs at Princeton University, with a minor in Translation and Intercultural Communication.