Hello, welcome to my website! I am a doctoral candidate at the University At Albany. My major sub-field is American politics and my minor sub-field is public policy. My research interests include Congress, urban politics, and identity politics.
I am also a former District Leader for the Democratic County Committee of Richmond, New York. At the time I held this position I was the youngest Democratic District Leader in New York City. One of my major goals as a political scientist is to test the very important theoretical claims that political scientists make with practical experiences. I don’t believe it behooves political scientists, or the students we teach, to divorce ourselves from what has been called new political science.
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2006-Present Ph.D. Candidate in Political Science, University At Albany, State University of New York.
Major- American Politics (passed comprehensive exam-6/2010)
Minor- Public Policy (passed comprehensive exam-3/2010)
Advanced to candidacy ( March 2011)
Dissertation Title: "Practicing Representation: The Influence of Political Competition on the Home
Styles of U.S. Representatives."
Chair: Dr. Sally Friedman.
Committee: Doctors Anne Hildreth, Michael Malbin and Bruce Miroff
2007 Master of Arts, University At Albany, State University of New York, Political Science.
2006 Bachelor of Arts~Magna Cum Laude, Wagner College, Department of Government & Politics: Major of Public Policy & Administration with a concentration in Urban Policy.
Minor of History.