About Me

Welcome! I am a Ph.D. candidate in Political Science and International Relations at the University of Southern California. I am also a graduate student in the Master of Science in Applied Economics and Econometrics (MS AEE). I have a strong mixed methods background through my experience working with survey data, A/B testing, survey experiments, interviews, focus groups, text analysis, vector autoregressions (VAR) and multilevel-regression analysis with postratification frames (MRP).

My research focuses on corporate political strategy, the behavior of political elites, affective polarization, and attitude formation. My dissertation looks at corporate activism to identify its determinants, as well as its consequences on the behavioral attitudes of social and political stakeholders.

Prior to my doctoral education, I worked as a public affairs and strategic communications consultant and analyst for international private firms and non-profit clients.


Research Interests

Nonmarket Strategy

State-Business Relations

Corporate Activism

Corporate Political Strategy 

Corporate Social Responsability

Quantitative Research Methods

Causal Inference  


Dissertation Committee Members

Dr. Nan Jia (co-chair), Associate Professor of Management and Organization, USC Marshall School of Business

Dr. Gerardo Munck (co-chair), Professor of Political Science, USC

Dr. Christian Grose, Associate Professor of Political Science and Public Policy, USC