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I am currently a 6th year PhD student at The Ohio State University specializing in International Relations and Political Psychology. My research focuses on personality and its impact on foreign policy preferences and behavior. My broader research interests include international security, elite foreign policy decision-making, public opinion, personality psychology, and experimental methodology. My dissertation research focuses specifically on grandiose narcissism and its affects on U.S. presidents’ foreign policy behavior. My dissertation research employs a wide variety of quantitative and qualitative tools. Alongside my dissertation project, I am currently working on a project which examines how personality moderates the effects of political ideology and military assertiveness on the public’s reaction to ongoing crises. Before coming to OSU, I received my B.A. from CUNY Hunter College in Political Science. I am originally from Staten Island, NY.