Greetings! I am a Post-Doctoral Research Associate at the Center for National Security and Foreign Affairs at the Baker School of Public Policy and Public Affairs 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. I have currently two major themes in my research. My first research interests include water and natural resources, international conflict, international security, and climate change. My second research interests focus on South Korea's foreign policy and security in East Asia and the Indo-Pacific.