I am a Postdoctorate Associate in the School of Global Public Health at New York University developing Agent Based Models to build understanding of human behavior, belief systems, and effects of social networks. My research interests are currently focused on religious change, how social networks impact cultural norms, behavior and cognition and how social networks are used for collective action.
I graduated with a PhD in the Computational Social Sciences from George Mason University and completed my dissertation on the "Computational Social Science of Disasters: Opportunities and Challenges." In previous work, I supported research programs in the areas of training, decision-making and basic research in the social sciences at the Office of Naval Research. I hold a Masters degree in Business Administration from the University of Maryland, University College, and a Bachelors in International Relations from the University of Virginia.