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I am a third-year doctoral student in the Department of Government at Cornell University in Ithaca, NY, specializing in American Politics.

My specific research interests include American political development; American legislative institutions, particularly executive oversight; partisan polarization and gridlock in Congress; and public perceptions of the influence of special interests in Congress. I’m also interested in congressional voting behavior; the influence of congressional and agency staff on member/executive preferences; organizational theory and institutional behavior; US-European relations; and foreign policymaking in Congress. I am pursuing a course of study in Methods at Cornell and have been trained in advanced game theory, experimental methods, and network and time-series analysis.

Please find my most recent CV (updated April 2017) here.

Please click here for more information on my college-level teaching experience.