Welcome! I am a Ph.D. Candidate in Politics and Social Policy at Princeton University and am affiliated with the Center for the Study of Democratic Politics. I study American political institutions, with a focus on Congress and public policy. My research examines how political considerations and institutional rules shape, and at times distort, policy. In my dissertation, I examine how congressional bargaining influences federal grant programs. I show how certain aspects of the bargaining process lead to program inefficiencies such as distributing funding to areas with low need. Prior to beginning my graduate studies, I worked as a research assistant on K-12 education policy at the Congressional Research Service. I received a B.A. in Political Science from Carleton College in 2014.
The most recent version of my CV is available here.