I am a Ph.D. candidate in political science at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, studying American politics and methodology. My current research focuses on how party leaders in Congress structure the legislative agenda, with a specific focus on the strategic balance between particularistic and partisan interests. My work has recently been published in Legislative Studies QuarterlyPolitical Behavior, and the Journal of Public Policy. For more information on my research, click here.

Prior to my enrollment at UNC, I received a Masters of Science in Community and Regional Planning from the University of Texas at Austin. My undergraduate degree is from the University of Kansas, where I received a Bachelor of Arts in political science with minors in English and journalism.