I am a third year Ph.D. student in Political Science at UC Davis, where I study American politics and empirical methodology, with a supplementary emphasis on comparative politics. My current research blends Americanist scholarship on mass attitudes, behavior, and public policy with comparative perspectives on democracy and democratic health. I am also affiliated with the UC Center Sacramento where I assist with policy-oriented teaching, communications, and event work.
I received B.A.s in Politics and Feminist Studies from UC Santa Cruz in 2018. Before applying to graduate school, I worked in politics professionally for several years. I fundraised for a nationally-recognized Congressional race and worked in Constituent Services for a Congressional District Office. I have lived in various places throughout Northern California, as well as the Washington, D.C. area, rural Colorado, and Reykjavík, Iceland.
In my free time, I enjoy traveling, writing for fun, and drinking coffee.