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I am a Ph.D. student at the University of Texas at Austin. I study political parties, Congress, think tanks, agenda setting, lobbying, and economic policy. In particular, I am interested in how legislatures process information and solve problems, and how party elites influence policy. I am also a graduate research fellow and former project manager with the Policy Agendas Project. I produce and co-host the Policy Agendas Podcast.

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 write about baseball at Baseball Prospectus. I also host and produce a weekly baseball podcast on the New York Yankees.