I am a Joint Ph.D. candidate in the Department of Political Science and Annenberg School for Communication at the University of Pennsylvania. I specialize in American politics, with a focus on political communication, public opinion, and causal inference. My dissertation project examines how mass media shape collective perceptions of upward economic mobility and redistributive policy preferences. 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.
In my non-academic life, I cherish running, trekking, and playing piano. I have also served as a Graduate Associate (in residence) in Penn's undergraduate dorms for five years.
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.