My other research focuses on the impact of social interventions in developing countries. I co-authored "Civic Education and Democratic Backsliding in the Wake of Kenya's Post-2007 Election Violence" (with Steven E. Finkel and Jeremy Horowitz), published in the Journal of Politics in 2012. Currently, I am working on a randomized evaluation of an information campaign in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (with Steven E. Finkel).
Prior to my doctoral studies, I worked as a researcher for the at , collaborated with Emeritus Professor Brian Loveman on a project on human rights, rule of law, and judicial reform in Latin America, and served as deputy director of immigration enforcement in Baja California for Mexico's Instituto Nacional de Migración. I graduated with a M.A. in Latin American Studies from San Diego State University in 2008 and with a Bachelor of Laws from (Mexico) in 2002.