I am a Tower Center Fellow at the John G. Tower Center for Political Studies at Southern Methodist University in Dallas, TX. I am a scholar of representation in American politics, with a focus on identity, race, and gender. I use experimental and elite interview methods to apply theoretical frameworks of identity and group behavior to questions of voter behavior and legislative politics. My work has been published in Politics, Groups, and Identities, Du Bois Review, Journal of Race, Ethnicity and Politics, PS: Political Science and Politics, British Journal of Political Science, and Perspectives on Politics. With Dr. Nadia E. Brown, I am the co-author of Sister Style: The Politics of Appearance for Black Women Political Elites (Oxford University Press). My research has been supported by the National Science Foundation, the APSA Latino Scholarship Fund, and the Peter G. Peterson Foundation.
I received my Ph.D. in Political Science at the University of California, Riverside in 2017, and I grew up in the California East Bay Area. I was a Ronald E. McNair Scholar and a first-generation college student.
My CV can be found here.