About Me

I am a quantitative social scientist with expertise in statistical modeling, data analysis, data visualization, research design, and in communicating complex topics to a broad audience. In my academic research, I have fielded large-scale surveys, survey experiments, and used Bayesian methods to model political behavior.

I have two peer-reviewed publications, two pre-print publications, and have presented my work at several academic conferences. I also have extensive experience in the classroom as the instructor of record and as a teaching assistant.

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Education

 
 
 
 
 
Ph.D. in Political Science
Sep 2017 – Present California
  • Awarded a Congressional Research Grant from The Dirksen Congressional Center to support my dissertation project.
  • Awarded the Michael C. and Elizabeth A. Staats Endowed Award for Excellence in the Study of Law and Politics for my dissertation project.
  • Awarded the Outstanding Teaching Assistant Award for the 2020-2021 academic year.
 
 
 
 
 
M.A. in Economics
Aug 2015 – May 2017 California
  • Named as the College of Liberal Arts Distinguished Graduate in Economics
  • Awarded a $9,000 Graduate Research Fellowship for a research proposal that I submitted for funding.
 
 
 
 
 
B.A. in Business Administration
Aug 2009 – May 2015 California
  • Concentration in Accounting, minor in Economics.
  • Awarded the Formuzis-Pickersgill-Hunt Student Paper Award.

Experience

 
 
 
 
 
Graduate Quantitative Methods Center Consultant
Oct 2021 – Present California

Responsibilities include:

  • One-on-one statistics consultations with graduate students
  • Developing and teaching workshops on R programming and statistical methods
 
 
 
 
 
Teaching Assistant
Oct 2018 – Present California

Responsibilities include:

  • Advising students in the Master of Public Policy (MPP) program on data collection, cleaning, visualization, and analysis for their capstone projects.
  • Developed a boot camp workshop introducing incoming MPP students to the basics of working with data in R.
  • Developed and taught a data science workshop for second-year MPP students introducing them to the data science process.
  • Designed a policy evaluation project for the policy analysis class that guides students through the process of data cleaning, data visualization, mapping, descriptive analysis, and causal modeling techniques for analyzing the impact of public policies.
  • Teach discussion sections. Previous courses include Policy Evaluation, Theory and Methodology of Political Science, Politics and Economic Policy, and American Politics.
 
 
 
 
 
Graduate Student Researcher
May 2017 – Sep 2017 California
Labor market research, report writing, and data management for the center’s transportation and labor market research projects.
 
 
 
 
 
Teaching Assistant
Aug 2015 – May 2017 California
Taught lab sections for Introduction to Econometrics, Time Series Analysis, and Economic Statistics.

Certificates

Structural Equation Modeling in Longitudinal Research
Growth models, factorial invariance, dealing with incomplete data, growth mixture models, ordinal outcomes, and latent change score models.
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Summer Program in Quantitative Methods of Social Research
Completed courses in Bayesian Modeling for the Social Sciences, Multilevel Models, and advanced mathematics.
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Macroeconomic Forecasting
Learned how to create and assess forecasting models to predict macroeconomic variables such as inflation and economic growth.
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