I am currently a PhD candidate in the Department of Political Science at the University of Pittsburgh.  My research interests include American politics, representation, judicial politics, state and local politics, political behavior, and public opinion.  My research has appeared in political science journals, including American Politics Research, Justice System Journal, Vanderbilt Law Review En Banc, and Political Research Quarterly (forthcoming).

Prior to entering the doctoral program at Pitt, I received my MPA from Eastern Michigan University and my BA from the University of Michigan – Ann Arbor.