My debut novel, Compass Rose, was released in March 2017. I have a master’s in international affairs from the American University of Paris, where I was awarded a travel grant and completed thesis field work in Armenia and Nagorno-Karabakh. I also have a master’s in international relations from the University of St. Andrews, for which I completed dissertation field work in Cambodia. I have contributed articles to International Policy Digest and Global Politics Magazine, and book reviews to e-IR, among others.
Compass Rose takes the reader 40 years in the future to a divided United States. Income inequality has become extreme and class differences have escalated. Civil war erupts. In the initial chaos, a college student in her early twenties, Emily Caring, suddenly must flee her home. The novel follows her courageous struggle to reach a refugee camp and reunite with her family, and what it means to be a leader in this new world order.
The American University of Paris
M.A. International Affairs
I was awarded the AUP Travel Grant for field work in Armenia and Nagorno-Karabakh, was a Research Assistant to Fred Einbinder, J.D., General Counsel, ALSTOM, and a Research-Teaching Assistant to Dr. Hall Gardner, Chairman of the International and Comparative Politics Department, for which I co-edited a book on modern warfare issues.
University of St. Andrews
St. Andrews, Scotland
M.A. International Relations
I completed dissertation field work in Phnom Penh and Siem Reap, Cambodia.