I am a second-year PhD student in the Department of Political Science at Vanderbilt University, where I study American political behavior with a focus on gender, racial, and ethnic politics. My research examines how individuals’ lived experiences of racism, sexism, and other forms of injustice influence their participation in politics and social movements, and how identity-based social movements affect the political attitudes and behavior of participants and community members.

From 2019–2021, I worked as a Research Analyst in the Justice Policy Center at the Urban Institute in Washington, DC. As a mixed-methods researcher, I designed and fielded surveys; led interviews and focus groups; and collected, processed, and analyzed quantitative and qualitative data for projects on adult and youth justice system reform, clemency and voting rights restoration, behavioral health, and gender-based violence. I graduated with highest distinction from the University of Virginia with BAs in Political Philosophy, Policy, & Law and Economics and a minor in Women, Gender, & Sexuality in spring 2019.