I am a PhD candidate in Political Science at the University of California – Davis. My research focuses on local institutions and machine learning. Specifically, I am interested in developing new tools for measuring the activities and outcomes of policy-making in city councils as well as better understanding the effect of electoral institutions such as Ranked Choice Voting on representation and candidate entry.
I graduated from the University of Chicago in 2017 with a B.A. in Political Science. Prior to starting graduate school in 2019, I worked as a research assistant at Westat carrying out program evaluations for federal programs.
In my free time I enjoy traveling, playing tennis, riding my motorcycle, going on long walks with my dog, and watching soccer (or bad TV).