I am a Ph.D. candidate in Political Science at the University of California, Riverside. I am interested in American politics in general with a focus on Congress, legislative studies,  and gender politics. My research interests stem in part from 2.5 years of experience working in Washington D.C. for a member of the U.S. House of Representatives.

My dissertation focuses on the content of legislation and how members of Congress can write policy in a way that achieves their goals.