I am a 2nd year graduate student in the Political Science department of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. My research interests focus on American politics, specifically American political behavior. With a background working on election campaigns and in non-profits, my years of practical experience inform my theory and design. I am currently investigating the effect of social pressures on political participation, with special regard to young voters.
In addition to election work, I've also worked as a computer programmer. With my technical skills, I have a strong interest in Political Science methodology. I am especially concerned about the reproducibility of research and how the tools we use shape the questions we ask. Among other projects, I am developing a statistical package to serve my needs as a practicing political scientist. My research seeks the intersection of Political Science and Computer Science.