IMG_1975I’m a PhD candidate in political science at the University of British Columbia (UBC) where I study political theory and comparative politics. My dissertation project focuses on the role of initiatives and referendums in the broader democratic system. My other research interests include democratic theory (esp. deliberative democracy), misinformation in democratic decision-making, and the comparative politics of ‘direct democracy’.

I hold a M.A. in political science from UBC and a B.Soc.Sc from the University of Ottawa. Prior to beginning my PhD, I held several policy analysis positions, both in the government and the private sector, where I advised on anti-money laundering policy, telecommunications self-regulation, and immigration fraud.

In my spare time, I like to cook, play guitar, brew beer, travel, and go hiking.