I am a PhD Candidate in Political Science at the University of California, Merced. I will obtain my PhD in May 2019 under the direction of Brad L. LeVeck (chair), Nathan W. Monroe, Stephen P. Nicholson, and Alexander G. Theodoridis

I study how people use information to make decisions with methodology ranging from experimental studies and instrumental variables to spatial models and new measures. 

At the undergraduate level, I teach Introduction to Judgment and Decision Making, an upper-division course that incorporates the foundations of information processing and biases while applying them to real life situations in political science, cognitive science, economics, and management. 

I received a Bachelor of Science in Psychology (Mathematics) and Managerial Economics with a minor in Statistics from the University of California, Davis in 2014.