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About Me

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

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 AmazonBarnes & NobleBook Soup, and other fine retailers.

Watch the book trailer and a brief interview, and see event photos.



The American University of Paris
Paris, France
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.


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