David Ribar is a fourth-year PhD candidate in American Politics and Quantitative/Formal Methods at Princeton University's Center for the Study of Democratic Politics. His main research focus is on how Americans' concerns over personal and national status impact the ways they think about foreign policy, and how these status-driven preferences are then reflected in the foreign policy that elites make. His research areas also include the interactions of rebel organizations in the Syrian Civil War, the influence of group composition and privileged status in jury deliberations, and how compensation affects representation in state legislatures, among other topics. Before coming to Princeton, David graduated with Honors from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill with a B.A. in Political Science and Economics, and worked as a Research Assistant with Abt Associates after serving as a Field Organizer for a Senate campaign.