Welcome! I am an Assistant Professor of Political Science at Utah Valley University. I received my Ph.D. in Political Science from the University of California San Diego in 2021 and my Bachelor’s Degree in Policy Studies from Lafayette College.
My research focuses on representation during the policymaking process, with emphases on state-level policymaking and rural constituencies. My research is published at Political Analysis, Political Behavior, Political Psychology, State Politics and Policy Quarterly, Party Politics, and College Teaching.
I am passionate about promoting equal opportunity in higher education and apply evidence-based teaching techniques in support of student success. I teach courses in American National Government, State and Local Politics, Policy Analysis, Inequalities in Participation and Representation, Environmental Politics, and The Politics of Economic Inequality.