FullSizeRenderI am a PhD candidate in sociology at Northwestern University and a JD candidate in the Northwestern Pritzker School of Law.

My research focuses leveraging computational tools and designs in a social scientific context. I am particularly interested in using large scale crime data to test assumptions about data quality and model building. This crime, law, and deviance frame allows me to explore violence in the real-world and in fictional media.

I am an affiliate of several working groups and institutes including the Summer Institute for Computational Social Science (SICSS), the Summer Institute for Computational Social Science Chicago (SICSS Chicago), the  Homicide Research Working Group (HRWG), and the American Sociological Association (ASA). I am also a member of Luis Amaral’s Complex Systems Lab at Northwestern University and the N3 Initiative under Andrew Papachristos.

I received my bachelor’s degree from the University of Minnesota where I first began exploring the junction of computational methods and the social sciences. Once a gopher, always a gopher.