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.