I’m a doctoral candidate in political science at Columbia University, studying partisanship and polarization in American politics. In my dissertation, I examine the implications of affective polarization among politicians for representation and governance. My dissertation is supported by the Russell Sage Foundation, the Rapoport Family Foundation, and the Center for Effective Lawmaking.

I also have research interests in political methodology: throughout my work, I apply machine learning, natural language processing, Bayesian statistics, and causal inference techniques to the study of polarization.

I graduated from Duke University in 2019, where I majored in political science and German. In my free time, I play guitar, piano, bass, and sing.