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I am a Joint Ph.D. candidate in the Department of Political Science and Annenberg School for Communication at the University of Pennsylvania. I study American public opinion, political communication and political psychology, with a focus on economic mobility and income inequality. My dissertation explains why many Americans believe in the prospect of upward economic mobility despite growing wealth disparities. My work has been published or conditionally accepted in the International Organization, Research & Politics, and Quarterly Journal of Political Science. I received my M.A. in Statistics from the Wharton School, and a B.A. in Government from Harvard University.

As a teacher, I strive to create an inclusive classroom informed by my experiences of being a first-generation college student at Harvard and a Graduate Associate in Penn’s college houses for five years.

In my non-academic life, I cherish running, trekking, and playing piano.

And... I am a truck driver (!). I have been driving a truck equipped with a media lab to rural Pennsylvania counties for my experimental data collection.