I am a Ph.D. candidate in the Department of Political Science at Indiana University. My research examines how group representation influences public opinion towards political institutions and their members. My primary emphasis is gender and politics, with ancillary interests in race and ethnicity politics. In addition to my training in political science, I have also earned a graduate certificate from the Department of Statistics at Indiana University. Drawing on my training in statistics, my work integrates quantitative analyses with the use of original survey data and experiments. In doing so, I critically examine how the inclusion of historically marginalized groups shapes American evaluations of institutions and the quality of representation they provide. To that end, I have several research projects related to group representation, including a co-authored article forthcoming at Political Research Quarterly, and three articles currently under review.
My research interests include: women and politics, representation, identity politics, public opinion, electoral politics, and quantitative and experimental methodologies