Before joining the Politics Ph.D. program at the University of Virginia, I graduated with a M.A. in International Affairs (2019) and a B.A., magna cum laude, in International Affairs (2017) from The George Washington University.

My research interests include the relationship between politicians and bureaucrats and its impact on state policy, the formation and termination of pre-election alliances, and the effects of party switching on candidate party nominations. I analyze these questions primarily in the context of India.

Previously I have studied inter-state strategic partnerships, maritime security, conflict resolution, and counter-insurgency.
I grew up in India and Kosovo.