My research focuses on tradeoff behavior in war. In particular, I study how people weigh lives, and evaluate lives weighed, from both positive and normative perspectives. In June 2020, I received my PhD from the Department of Political Science at Columbia University, where I was a Provost Diversity Fellow and a Cordier Fellow in the School of International and Public Affairs.  My book project, based on my dissertation, examines the problem of “human shields” in war.