Yosemite Creek Trail at Yosemite National Park

I am a PhD candidate and a Melvin and Joan Lane Stanford Graduate Fellow in Political Science at Stanford University with concentrations in American Politics and Political Methodology. I completed my BS in Economics and Statistics and BA Political Science at the University of Pittsburgh. Before pursing a PhD, I worked in actuarial consulting at Milliman.

I am motivated by the puzzle of designing a more representative, equal, and accessible democracy. My research focuses on elections and campaign finance in the United States. I am primarily interested in participation representation in electoral processes, especially among groups underrepresented in politics. My current work focuses on this within the context of state and municipal elections.

I can be reached at [firstname] @stanford.edu

In my spare time, I can be found exploring the American West, hanging out with my polydactyl cat named Natalie, and quoting zingers from early seasons of The Simpsons.

My CV can be found here.