I am a political science PhD candidate at the Harry S Truman School of Government & Public Affairs and a graduate fellow at the Kinder Institute on Constitutional Democracy at the University of Missouri. Before moving to Missouri, I received my BA in Government from St. Lawrence University in upstate New York. My subfields are American politics and public policy. My research interests focus on federalism and intergovernmental relations. My dissertation examines the content of multistate lawsuits against the federal government over the past 40 years, the role that state attorneys general play in them, and the tactics that state coalitions engage in during litigation.
You can download a copy of my Curriculum Vitae here.
I was born and raised in the “Hereford Zone,” a rural, agriculture-heavy area outside of Baltimore, Maryland. I was interested in social studies and teaching from a young age. When I’m not working on my dissertation, you can usually find me out running, out with friends, or inside playing through a new video game…a good day is a combination of all three.
PhD in Political Science, 2024 (expected)
University of Missouri
BA in Government, 2019
St. Lawrence University
“State Politics in the Early Republic and the Development of the American Executive: Representation, Party Politics, and Executive Selection Mechanisms 1788-1832.” With Aric Gooch. (Under review).
“Federalism from the Bottom up: State Variation and Partisanship in Multistate Litigation against the Federal Government.” (Under review).
“Lessons from Dragons: Teaching Political Science with HBO’s House of the Dragon.” With Ronnie Olesker. (Under review).
“The States Strike Back: the Role of Attorneys General in Multistate Litigation against the Federal Government.” (in progress).
Future Courses (tentative)