Welcome! I am a fourth year PhD student in the Political Science Department at Washington University in Saint Louis. I am most passionate about researching American institutions and behavior, especially relating to law and courts. I am currently working on research projects with Lee Epstein, Jim Spriggs, and Betsy Sinclair.

In 2013, I received my M.A. in political science from the University at Buffalo, where I studied and researched for three years. I worked with faculty members like Christina L. Boyd, Charles M. Lamb, Lynn Mather, and Stephen Halpern, among others. In 2010, I received my B.A. (SCL, ΦΒΚ) in interdisciplinary social sciences with concentrations in legal studies and journalism, and a minor in political science.