Broadly, I study the intersection of technology, politics, and security. My recent research focuses on cybersecurity, nuclear weapons policy, wargaming, and emerging military technologies.
I currently lead the emerging technology and cybersecurity portfolios at the Center for Security in Politics. I also serve as Deputy Director of the Berkeley APEC Study Center and as campus lead of the UC-wide Disaster and Resilience Network. I am also a research affiliate of the University of California’s Institute on Global Conflict and Cooperation.
My work has appeared in Science, the Journal of Peace Research, the Journal of Cyber Policy, Lawfare, and the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists among other outlets, and has been variously supported by the Founder’s Pledge Fund, Carnegie Corporation of New York, MacArthur Foundation, and the U.S. Department of Energy’s Nuclear Science and Security Consortium.
I received my Ph.D. from the University of California, Berkeley’s Department of Political Science in 2019.
Over the past decade, I have served in roles at Sandia National Laboratories, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory’s Center for Global Security Research, and the Council on Foreign Relations in Washington, DC. I am also an alum of the Hans J. Morgenthau Fellow program and Brute Krulak Center at the Marine Corps University.