About Me

I am a PhD Candidate in the Department of Politics at Princeton University and am affiliated with the Center for the Study of Democratic Politics in the Princeton School of Public and International Affairs. I study American political institutions with an emphasis on the presidency, bureaucracy, and Congress. My teaching experience is in American politics, public policy, and political institutions. 


My dissertation examines how the president manages the executive branch and influences policymaking, with a particular focus on the strategies of centralization and

politicization. The first chapter introduces a formal model that jointly models centralization with politicization, exploring the strategic trade-offs that the president faces when making policy. With this theoretical backdrop, the following chapters employ a combination of large-scale surveys of government executives, archival research, and observational data to test various aspects of centralization and politicization.

 

I have also co-authored projects examining topics such as legislative responsiveness to donors, congressional capacity, and separation of powers models. These works have been published in Congress & The Presidency, the SSRC volume Can America Govern Itself?,  and the SAGE Handbook of Research Methods in Political Science & International Relations. 

 

I received an MA in Politics from Princeton University and a BA in Public Policy Studies from Vanderbilt University.  

My CV is available here