I am an Assistant Professor in the Department of Political Science and Public Administration at the University of Texas El Paso. Previously, I was a Postdoctoral Associate at the University of Toronto in the Policy, Elections, and Representation Lab (PEARL) associated with the Munk School of Global Affairs and Public Policy and the Department of Political Science. I received my Ph.D. in political science from the University of California, Merced where I served as department lab manager and taught a variety of political science courses. I also served as a Visiting Instructor at Wellesley College during my last year of graduate school. Before UCM, I received a B.A. in psychology from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. While at UNL, I was a research assistant in the Political Attitudes and Cognition Lab and Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience Lab. I have also worked in consumer insights and ux research in nonprofit and tech spaces.
An overview of much of my research and teaching can be found under the corresponding tabs. You can also follow this link to view my CV.