I am a Ph.D. student at the University of Texas at Austin. I began graduate school in 2014. I study agenda setting, political parties, Congress, think tanks, social policy and budgetary policy. In particular, I am interested in how legislatures process information and solve problems, and how capacity, ideology, and accountability impact problem-solving. I am also the graduate student project manager with the Policy Agendas Project.
Before graduate school, I worked for five years in Washington, DC. From 2011-2014, I was Deputy Communications Director for Global Financial Integrity (GFI), a research and advocacy organization based in Washington, DC. GFI works to study and curtail illicit financial flows from developing countries.
When not working, I spend my time cooking, hiking, and watching baseball. I blog about the New York Yankees at Baseball Prospectus and about fantasy baseball at The Dynasty Guru. I also produce a weekly baseball podcast.