I am a Research Associate in the Political Science Department at Michigan State University in East Lansing, MI.
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, and Journal of Race, Ethnicity and Politics. My research has been supported by the National Science Foundation, the APSA Latino Scholarship Fund, and the Peter G. Peterson Foundation.
I co-lead People of Color Also Know Stuff, an initiative dedicated to promoting and serving junior scholars of color in Political Science.
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.