Welcome! I am a PhD Candidate in the Department of Political Science at The Ohio State University and a 2022 University Presidential Fellow.

My research focuses on the link between elite and mass political behavior through communication processes and uses computational methods. This work incorporates research on interest groups, Congress, and public opinion utilizes unstructured data and social media data. I develop computational social science tools, focusing on network modeling, machine learning, and natural language processing.

My dissertation introduces a novel theory of elite political actors, interest actors, that shape the public sphere, and impact mass and elite opinions. I also develop theories that account for the new strategies and shifts social media brings to interest group activities. In addition to computational methods, my research uses elite interviews.

I have work published or forthcoming in Science Advances, among other outlets. I am a graduate fellow for the Institute for Democratic Accountability and Engagement (IDEA) and was the senior scholar for the Program In Statistics and Methodology. I have an MPA in Public Affairs and Data-Driven Policy from Brown University and BAs in American History and Music.