I am a second-year Ph.D. student in Political Science at UC Davis, where I study American politics and Methodology, with a supplementary emphasis on comparative politics. My research blends Americanist scholarship on mass attitudes and behavior with comparative perspectives on democratic backsliding to track the erosion of liberal democracy in the United States at the federal and state levels. Methodologically, I am very interested in creating robust experimental and causal research designs to measure democratic erosion in the United States.
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.