About Me

I am a Political Science Ph.D. candidate at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.   My research interests include political psychology (bio-politics), American politics, and gender and politics. My dissertation investigates political stress and the degree to which political stress influences physical and mental health outcomes for citizens.

I have been instructor of record for Power and Politics in America (an introductory course) and Gender and Politics (a upper-division course that examines the role of women in politics and society.  I have served as a teaching assistant for Genetics, Brains, and Politics, an undergraduate course that seeks to explain political behavior using biology and psychology, as well as Power and Politics in America.

My work with students extends beyond the classroom, as I have extensively trained all undergraduate and graduate students working and using the Political Psychophysiology Lab.  In addition, I have directly supervised numerous undergraduate research assistants with several independent study projects.  Finally, through professional and personal political contacts, I have provided several students with political campaign internship opportunities at the local, state, and federal levels.