I am a data scientist with an expertise in public banking and community development finance. As a senior data analyst at the Coalition for Green Capital (CGC), I support the organization's development as a national green bank conducting equitable green investment, for which it was awarded $5 billion through the EPA Greenhouse Gas Reduction Fund in April 2024. 

I received my PhD in political science from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in May 2023 and was a Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of North Carolina Asheville through May 2024. In these roles, I taught courses at the undergraduate and graduate levels in international relations, political theory, and quantitative methods using the statistical and data visualization software R.

My academic research has studied the political economy of finance from an international, comparative, and historical perspective. My core research examined the origins and diffusion of government-initiated public banks ("G-Pubs"), for which I constructed an original dataset of G-Pub formation that includes over 1,300 banks and spans the period 1401-2021. My research on the politics of public bank creation, as well as global anti-money laundering regulation and financial crisis diffusion, has been published in high-ranking academic political science journals.

I value extending my research background and training through partnerships with impact-oriented and practitioner-facing organizations, especially those focused on green and community-based finance, such as The Democracy Collaborative, Municipal Services Project, and now CGC.