I am a PhD candidate in the Department of Political Science at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. I received my B.A. from the University of Nebraska in 2008 and my J.D. from The George Washington University Law School in 2011. My research and teaching interests focus on American political institutions, particularly how our legislative, administrative, and legal systems shape the policymaking process.

From fall 2018 to fall 2019, I will serve as an APSA Congressional Fellow.