I am a PhD candidate in the Department of Political Science at Texas A&M University. My substantive research focuses on political representation, especially as it relates to gender and race. Methodologically, I am interested in research design, quantitative methods, and experiments.

I previously studied at The Pennsylvania State University, where I received an M.A. in Political Science. I completed my undergraduate work at Knox College with a major in Political Science and a minor in Economics. I have also lived and conducted field work in Tirana, Albania.

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