I am an Assistant Professor of Political Science in the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs at Syracuse University. My research focuses on American national institutions and public policy, with emphases on organized interests, bureaucratic rulemaking, and representation. In Fall 2022, I am a Visiting Fellow in the SNF Agora Institute's P3 Lab at Johns Hopkins University.
I hold a Ph.D. and an M.A. in Government from the University of Texas at Austin and received undergraduate degrees in Political Science and Statistics from the University of California, Davis. I am also the former Director of Undergraduate Research for the Policy Agendas Project, housed at the University of Texas. My research has been published in the American Political Science Review, the Policy Studies Journal, and the Journal of Black Studies.