I am a Ph.D. Candidate in the Government Department and an affiliate of the Institute for Quantitative Social Science. My research focuses on American electoral institutions. I study what kinds of candidates are elected to office and why, and I look at how different institutional arrangements alter the process of candidate selection and the behavior of elected representatives. I also develop statistical techniques related to this research agenda. This includes work on regression discontinuity designs, scaling, and text analysis. For more information on my work, please see all of my papers here.