Ph. D. CANDIDATE IN SECURITY STUDIES
HOMELAND SECURITY POLICY EXPERT


ABOUT ME

I am a Ph.D. Candidate in Security Studies and Teaching Assistant at the School of Politics, Security, and International Affairs at the University of Central Florida.

As a doctoral candidate, I investigate how vulnerable communities can better prepare for, respond to, and recover from crises and disasters. I adopt a multi-discipline approach that combines political science, public policy, and security studies. I examine what implications military humanitarian interventionism, homeland security priorities, intelligence gathering, governing institution structures, and electoral competition have on emergency management capabilities.

My expertise includes data analysis, grant writing, project management, and multi-method research involving qualitative, quantitative, and spatial analysis. I have extensive experience working in the academia, corporate, and not-for-profit sectors. My peers would describe me as an ambitious outside-of-the-box thinker who is committed and passionate about her field. These characteristics make me an organized, efficient, and results-driven team player as well as a self-starter.

Currently, I am seeking opportunities within academic institutions, foundations, government entities, and research institutes where I can continue working on my research agenda and devote my expertise to analyze and improve policies and practices at the governmental level.