I am an Assistant Professor of Political Science and Core Faculty at the Kellogg Center for Philosophy, Politics, and Economics at Virginia Tech. I received my Ph.D. from Princeton University (Politics) in 2021, M.A. from Harvard University in 2015 (Russian and Eurasian Studies), and B.A. from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 2013 (Political Science, Economics, and Russian). From August 2021 to May 2022, I was a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at Washington University in St. Louis in the Department of Political Science.
My research develops new formal theoretical models to study complex strategic interactions within political institutions and analyze their substantive, welfare, and empirical implications. I focus primarily on legislative and bureaucratic politics.