I am currently a Ph.D. Candidate in the Government Department and an affiliate of the Institute for Quantitative Social Science; beginning in July of 2015 I will be an Assistant Professor in the Department of Political Science at Stanford University. My research focuses on American political and electoral institutions. I study which types of candidates our electoral institutions select for office and why, and I examine 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.