I hold a PhD in International Relations from American University's School of International Service. I earned concentrations in International Peace and Conflict Resolution (with distinction) and Critical Geopolitics.

I hold a BA in Leadership Studies and International Studies from the University of Richmond, where I graduated summa cum laude with a double major and three minors: Women's Studies, Biology, and History

I have earned digital certificates for online teaching and accessibility through continuing training programs offered at Kennesaw State University.