April 6, 2018

About Me

Hi! I am a human rights attorney, doctoral fellow, and PhD candidate at Georgetown University, where  I’m writing my dissertation on the spread of undemocratic civil society laws in democratic states.

I hold graduate degrees from Harvard Law (JD), Oxford University (MPhil), and Georgetown University (MA), and specialize in International and Comparative Law, Human Rights, Democracy, and Global Civil Society.

For the past decade, I’ve worked as a consulting human rights attorney for the International Center for Not-for-Profit Law and an adjunct professor for the College of William and Mary. I’ve also worked for the US State Department, at the US Embassy in Baghdad, Iraq; for the Constitution Project’s Task Force on Detainee Treatment; and for Oxford University Press.  I am the lead author and Editor-in-Chief of a leading publication on NGO Law, Global Trends in NGO Law.

In my free time, I love to run, bake anything carb-related, read novels, watch John Oliver with my husband, and go on scooter rides with my two crazy little boys.