- B.A., University of Nebraska - Lincoln
- M.A., University of Nebraska - Lincoln
- Ph.D., University of Iowa
Research interests: international relations, terrorism and political violence, spatial statistics, network analysis. Her publications include articles of the role of third-parties in the outcome of protests, major power competition, and the effect of US-China trade war on support for President Trump. She has published in top political science journals, such as the American Journal of Political Science, Journal of Politics, and Political Analysis.