About

I recently completed my Master in Public Policy from the Harvard Kennedy School, where I concentrated in International and Global Affairs and completed coursework in climate and energy policy. While at HKS, I worked with the City of Helsinki for my master's thesis, completed a summer internship with the City and Eurométropole of Strasbourg and served as a course assistant for Professor Kathryn Sikkink's Global Governance class.

My policy interests lie in municipal governance and foreign affairs, primarily at the intersection of climate policy and transatlantic relations. I am especially committed to the Franco-American alliance. I have previously worked at the Consulate General of France in Boston, the Harvard Kennedy School's Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs, Brown's Office of International Programs and the World Affairs Council of Charlotte. I also spent the 2017-18 school year as an English teaching assistant in greater Paris.

I have extensive experience in journalism and literature. I served as print managing editor for the Kennedy School Review and as a writer and editor for the Brown Daily Herald, Brown Political Review and Intercollegiate Finance Review. I am an avid student of French literature, writing my undergraduate honors thesis in French on the transformation of 18th-century Paris and founding a French literary review.

I received my A.B. magna cum laude in Economics and French from Brown University and studied abroad at the London School of Economics and Sorbonne Université in Paris. I am a member of Phi Beta Kappa, a National Merit Scholar, and the recipient of the Ruth Electa Collins and Irving Lysander Foster Prizes in French at Brown, as well as summer internship grants from the Harvard Kennedy School and Brown.

This website features highlights of my work in policy, journalism and literature. Feel free to contact me for more information. Thanks for stopping by!

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