I am a Ph.D. candidate in the Department of Government at Harvard University. My research lies at the intersection of American political institutions and political behavior, with a specific focus on the connections between American political elites and the American public. In my dissertation, I explore how elites introduce political conflict to the American judiciary and the consequences of this behavior for how Americans evaluate politics. In some of my other ongoing projects, I examine competitiveness in judicial elections, develop new ways of measuring mass attitudes toward how judges behave, and assess public attitudes toward presidential power. My research has been published or is forthcoming in the British Journal of Political Science, Political Science Research and Methods, Political Behavior, and Presidential Studies Quarterly.
Before my time in Cambridge, I received a M.A. in Political Science from Washington University in St. Louis and completed my undergraduate studies at Michigan State University, graduating with a B.A. in Political Science in 2014.
In my spare time, I enjoy running, traveling (pictured, Lake Sevan, Armenia), and watching college football and basketball.
Please find a copy of my CV here.