I am a second-year PhD student in the Department of Political Science at Vanderbilt University, where I study American political behavior and public opinion with a focus on gender, racial, and ethnic politics. My research examines how identity-based social movements affect the political attitudes, political behavior, and group identities of participants, community members, and the broader public, using surveys, experiments, and causal inference methods.
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 (summa cum laude) from the University of Virginia with a BA in Political Philosophy, Policy, & Law; a BA in Economics; and a minor in Women, Gender, & Sexuality in spring 2019.