I am a fifth year Ph.D. candidate in the department of Political Science at Penn State University. I major field of study is comparative politics, and I focus on federalism, subnational politics, and Latin American politics. I am currently a National Science Foundation graduate research fellow.
My dissertation explores the impact of subnational undemocratic regimes on citizen opinions about democracy. Specifically it explores how regime type at the subnational level affects public opinion both directly by influencing the ability of state governments to represents citizens, as well as indirectly by affecting subnational economic and political performance.