I am a second-year PhD student in the Department of Political Science at Vanderbilt University, where I study American political participation with a focus on gender, racial, and ethnic politics. My research examines how individuals’ and groups’ lived experiences of racism and sexism influence their participation in electoral politics, activism, and advocacy.
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 led interviews and focus groups; designed and fielded surveys; 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.