Greetings! I am a Global Security Post-Doctoral Research Fellow in the Howard H. Baker Jr. Center for Public Policy at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. I received my Ph. D. from the University of Iowa in 2018, specializing in International Relations and Comparative Politics. My research interests include international conflict, security, natural resources, water conflict and environmental issue and policy. My primary research agenda focuses on international and domestic disputes over natural resources. Specifically, I focus on water and energy resources and examine a state’s resource dependence and the dynamics of natural resource conflicts.