Starting Fall 2021, I will be an assistant professor in the School of Planning and Public Affairs at the University of Iowa. My research focuses on public policy/public administration, environmental politics, and spatial econometrics. 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.
I am currently a Ph.D. candidate in the Political Science department at Texas A&M University. 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.
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. In the 2020-21 academic year, I was named one of ten university-wide Texas A&M Dissertation Fellows. Prior to my graduate studies, I worked at National Geographic Education after receiving my B.A. in Geography from Colgate University.