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.

I am motivated by the puzzle of designing an American democracy that works for everyone. My research lies at the intersection of elections, campaign finance, participation, and representation within American states and municipalities. Methodologically, my research frequently involves the collection and processing of administrative data in tandem with careful descriptive work and causal inference.

I completed my BS in Economics and Statistics and BA in Political Science at the University of Pittsburgh. Before pursing a PhD, I worked in healthcare actuarial consulting at Milliman in Seattle.

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.

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

My CV can be found here.