I am a Ph.D. Candidate in the Department of Government at The University of Texas at Austin, specializing in American Politics and Public Policy. I study policy processes, minority representation, organized interests, and bureaucratic politics.
I am also the former Director of Undergraduate Research for the Policy Agendas Project, housed at the University of Texas. I received my M.A. in Government from The University of Texas at Austin and my B.A. in Political Science from the University of California, Davis.
My research has been supported by the American Political Science Association, the Irma Rangel Public Policy Institute, the Annette Strauss Institute for Civic Life, and the Policy Agendas Project.