I'm a writer based in Washington, DC. I'm also a contributing editor at World Literature Today. My areas of interest include book reviews, author interviews, art, film, and international politics. My work has been published by The Economist, The Times Literary Supplement, The Guardian, Bust, The Daily Beast, and others.

After growing up in rural Illinois, I studied Political Science at DePaul University (BA 2010) and International Affairs at Washington University in Saint Louis (MA 2013). My area of focus is comparative politics, with emphasis on Iranian domestic politics since 1979. My MA thesis, Iranian Democracy: A Century of Struggle, Setback, and Progress, can be found here.

In my free time, I enjoy bike riding, camping, cooking, and spending time in DC's parks. I am passionate about lattes, lemon tarts, and laughing so hard I cry.