Welcome! I am a Ph.D. Candidate in the Department of Political Science at UCLA. I specialize in comparative politics of the countries in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region. My current research explores electoral institutions and gender politics with a focus on Algeria and Kuwait. I received my B.A. in political science and economics, with a minor in Arabic from Washington University in St. Louis, where I received an undergraduate research award to conduct research in Lebanon. I also spent a semester abroad at the American University in Cairo.
My research has been funded by the Project on Middle East Political Science (POMEPS), the UCLA International Institute, and the Baker Institute Center for the Middle East at Rice University.