I grew up in the San Francisco Bay Area, where I received my BA from Stanford University in History and the Law with a minor in human rights and honors in democracy, development and the rule of law. My undergraduate honors thesis focused on the impact of transitional justice on communities transitioning out of conflict, specifically in Bosnia and Herzegovina. I received my MA in Conflict Transformation and Social Justice from Queen’s University Belfast as a 2017 Marshall Scholar, where my master’s research examined how new technologies were impacting policing and the nature of state control. I have worked at the BrexitNI Law Clinic and KRW Human Rights Law Practice in Northern Ireland, the Asian International Justice Initiative in Phnom Penh, the Balkan Institute for Conflict Resolution, Responsibility and Reconciliation in Sarajevo and the US State Department in Washington D.C. My research at Cambridge will seek to address the impact that Big Tech companies of Silicon Valley have had on international relations, and how new technologies are changing the international system and the very foundation of the nation-state in order to grapple with how human rights will be protected, and how humans will be governed, in the future.
Queen's University Belfast 2018 Conflict Transformation