My debut novel, Compass Rose, was released in March 2017.
I studied international conflict resolution at the American University of Paris and international relations at the University of St. Andrews in Scotland.
My writing has appeared in International Policy Digest, Global Politics Magazine, e-IR, and The Abbey Review, 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.
It is available at Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Book Soup, and other fine retailers.
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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.