Welcome! I am an assistant professor in the School of International Relations at the University of Southern California. I am a Co-Founder and Co-PI of both the Security and Political Economy Lab and the US-Asia Grand Strategy Program. My research focuses on how economics shape what foreign goals states adopt and whether they pursue those interests by investing in projecting military power. I have published broadly on issues related to the political economy of security including power projection, grand strategy, great power conflict, the political implications of climate change, and resource competition. This work has been published in International Studies Quarterly, The Journal of Peace Research, and Journal of Conflict Resolution, among other journals. I obtained my PhD in Political Science at the University of California, San Diego, in 2014.