I am an Assistant Professor at the Department of Political Science, Michigan State University and I am also affiliated to the Social Science Data Analytics initiative. I recently received a PhD in Political Science at Washington University in Saint Louis and I was a Postdoctoral Fellow in Political Methodology and Data Science at the Department of Politics and the Quantitative Collaborative, University of Virginia.

In a nutshell, my research uses Bayesian statistics to uncover the effects of political institutions on elite and citizen behavior. I have a particular interest in latent variable models and the analysis of multilevel data structures.

My work has been published by the American Journal of Political Science and I recently co-edited the winter issue of the Legislative Scholar on Innovations on Data, Measurement, and Methods for the Study of Legislative Politics. My collaborative projects have been awarded the Carrie Chapman Catt Prize for research in Women and Politics and the APSA Centennial Grant from the Warren E. Miller Fund in Electoral Politics.