I am a fifth-year Public Policy Ph.D. candidate at the O’Neill School of Public and Environmental Affairs and the Department of Political Science. My work engages with research on administrative capacity, non-state service provision, coproduction and collaborative governance in the fields of public administration and comparative politics. Particularly, I study how local governance conditions in the Global South may explain performance differences between services ranging in complexity. Using the case of waste management services in Peru, I examine how municipal administrative capacity and the involvement of organized civil society may affect these performance differences. My dissertation uses mixed methods to try to answer these puzzles: Why are some local governments failing at managing their waste while other similar ones are doing a better job? Why are some less successful at disposing of their waste than at keeping their streets clean? Could civil society organizations effectively support local governments to improve performance, when services become more complex? Previously I was a public servant in the Peruvian public sector, a consultant at the World Bank in Washington, DC, and public sector manager at Deloitte Peru. I have a B.A. in Political Science from St. Olaf College in Minnesota and a Master of Public Policy from the McCourt School of Public Policy at Georgetown University.