Education & Awards


University of Notre Dame (expected 2020)

Ph.D. candidate in Peace Studies & Political Science (Political Theory/Int’l Relations)

Harvard Divinity School (2010)

Master of Theological Studies in Religion, Ethics, and Politics

Guilford College (2008)

Bachelor of Arts in Religious Studies and Peace & Conflict Studies


University of Notre Dame

  • Steven Pepe Fellowship, Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies, 2018-2019 (recognition of distinguished PhD research, teaching, and service by the Kroc Institute)
  • Doctoral Affiliate, Kellogg Institute for International Studies, 2016-present
  • John and Judy Scully Family Fellowship, Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies, 2016-present (multi-year fellowship for promising first-year Peace Studies student – full tuition and stipend award)
  • Graduate Professional Development Grant, Kellogg Institute for International Studies ($1,500 to attend the Decolonial Thought and Liberation Theology Summer Seminar), Summer 2019
  • Graduate Professional Development Grant, Nanovic Institute for European Studies ($1,500 for summer research and conference presentation), Summer 2018

Harvard Divinity School

  • Harold M. Whit Scholarship, Harvard Divinity School, 2009-2010 (full tuition award)
  • Whitehead Scholarship, Harvard Divinity School, 2008-2009 (full tuition award)

Guilford College

  • Institutional High Honors, Guilford College, conferred 2008
  • Departmental High Honors (Religious Studies), Guilford College, conferred 2008
  • Guilford College Scholarship Society, Guilford College, inducted 2007
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