I'm an Associate Professor of Political Science at the University of California, Irvine and the author of two books: NATO's Lessons in Crisis and Time to React. My research examines the ways in which NATO, international security organizations and militaries adapt, learn and change including but not limited to climate threats, strategic errors, gender mainstreaming, threats to the collective defense and beyond. Recently, I worked for the U.S. State Department (NATO Desk), a U.S. Senator and a U.S. Congresswoman via a CFR IAF TIRS fellowship.
Areas of expertise include transatlantic and European security, US foreign policy, national security, IOs (e.g. NATO, EU, OSCE, AU, OAS), climate security, negotiations, military operations, gender mainstreaming (e.g. WPS agenda), diversity, integration, climate security and collective defense. My work appears in EJIR, JOP, PLOS One, PS, RIO, European Security and Global Governance and I'm grateful to those who have funded my research (see agencies below).