I am a Ph.D. candidate in the Political Science department at Texas A&M University, with an emphasis on public policy/public administration, environmental politics, and spatial econometrics. My major research focus is on the political economy of nonprofits; specifically, how the nonprofit sector emerges from and reacts to government failure and political competition. More broadly, I am interested in the intersection of geography and political science, including environmental/water politics and developing new methods of spatial analysis.
In Summer 2019, I was a Doctoral Research Fellow at the University of Pennsylvania’s Center for Social Impact Strategy. In Summer 2020, I am a TAMU College of Liberal Arts Summer Dissertation Fellow. Prior to my graduate studies, I worked at National Geographic Education after receiving my B.A. in Geography from Colgate University.