My research has been supported by the Institute for International Studies, the National Science Foundation (NSF), the Southeast Asia Research Group (SEAREG), and the Weiss Family Fund. I am also a non-resident research associate at the Center on the Politics of Development.
I received my PhD from the University of California, Berkeley. I was previously a predoctoral scholar at the Center on Democracy, Development, and the Rule of Law at Stanford University. Before starting graduate school, I worked in Jakarta at Saiful Mujani Research & Consulting, a political consultancy specializing in public opinion surveys. Prior to that, I received a Fulbright grant to Indonesia.