My work is in political theory. I am interested in the governance of international spaces such as the the Polar regions, the deep seabed, cyberspace, and outer space. Specifically, my research focuses on which institutions should govern these spaces and what makes these institutions legitimate. My PhD thesis "Governing Antarctica: Assessing the Legitimacy and Justice of the Antarctic Treaty System" is about decision-making and the authority in the Antarctic regime. The thesis contributes to the project "Political Philosophy Looks to Antarctica" led by Dr. Maria Alejandra Mancilla.
My BA degree is in Political Science from UCLA. I got my MPA from Cornell University where I focused on the Arctic Council as a governance platform for the Arctic region.