I am a lecturer in the Department of Political Science at Santa Clara University, where I teach courses on comparative politics, political economy of development, and research methods. I am also working on a book manuscript, titled Incidental Citizens: Businesses and local taxation in Southeast Asia, that examines variation in taxation, infrastructure provision, and democratic participation across cities in Indonesia and Philippines. Fieldwork for the project was generously funded by Fulbright, American Institute for Indonesian Studies and Council of American Overseas Research Centers, and Emory University Professional Development Support. I was a postdoctoral fellow at the Center on Democracy, Development, and the Rule of Law at Stanford University in 2017-2018. I received a PhD in political science from Emory University, and an MA in Southeast Asian Studies from National University of Singapore.