I am a Ph.D. candidate in Political Science at the University of Pittsburgh, defending in July 2018. My interests include executive politics, the inner-workings of bureaucracy, government contracting, and institutional legitimacy. My dissertation focuses on how organizational hierarchy influences decision-making in the federal bureaucracy. I have one co-authored paper in American Politics Research, and two papers under review.
I previously worked as the Manager of Employee Evaluation for the Pittsburgh Public Schools, and as a Consultant for Deloitte Consulting and BearingPoint. As a contractor, I worked with government clients at the state and federal level. I also hold a Master of Public Policy and Management from Carnegie Mellon University and a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and Policy Studies from Syracuse University.