I am a PhD candidate in the Department of Politics at New York University, and a Research Associate at the Center for Social Media and Politics (CSMaP). I study group dynamics within areas of deep societal divisions, with a focus on how digital technologies and social media shape group relations and identity negotiation. My projects include social media deprivation studies conducted on users in my home country of Bosnia and Herzegovina (2021, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences) and in Cyprus. Supported by the National Science Foundation Dissertation Improvement Grant, I am now synthesizing these insights into scalable online strategies that would enhance cooperation and consensus-building between polarized groups. I graduated (Summa Cum Laude, Phi Beta Kappa) from Hamilton College with a BA in World Politics and minors in Mathematics and Hispanic Studies. For more information, please visit my website.