Fields of Study: American Politics, Comparative Politics
Areas of interest: U.S. state politics, legislative behavior, network analysis
I am a Ph.D. candidate in American politics. I work primarily on U.S. state politics, with a particular focus on cue-taking in state legislatures. My other research interests include legislative behavior, representation, and network analysis. I am originally from Indianapolis, Indiana and graduated with honors from Indiana University Bloomington in 2016 with a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and French. During my time at Notre Dame, I have presented original research at conferences around North America, won numerous competitive grants, and led classes on American politics, Comparative politics, and International Relations. I also serve as the teaching assistant for the graduate-level quantitative methods sequences in both the Political Science and Global Studies programs. My published research has appeared in the peer-reviewed journal Political Analysis.