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. In my dissertation, I examine the consequences of elections, political competition, and policy feedback on the emergence and distribution of the U.S. nonprofit sector. More broadly, I am interested in the intersection of geography and political science, including environmental politics, environmental justice, 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 was a TAMU College of Liberal Arts Summer Dissertation Fellow. Recently, I was named one of ten university-wide Texas A&M Dissertation Fellows for the 2020-2021 academic year. Prior to my graduate studies, I worked at National Geographic Education after receiving my B.A. in Geography from Colgate University.