Greetings! I am a Ph.D. Candidate in the Department of Political Science at the University of Georgia. My research focuses on American political institutions, law and courts, quantitative methods, and the criminal justice system.
I have authored several peer-reviewed research articles accepted by Political Research Quarterly, the Journal of Law & Courts, State Politics and Policy Quarterly, and Criminal Justice Policy Review. My dissertation, which is supported by a National Science Foundation Dissertation Improvement Grant, centers on the impact judges and attorneys have on outcomes faced by criminal defendants in our federal trial courts.