I am a Ph.D. candidate in the Department of Political Science and a former Bilinski Fellow at the University of South Carolina. I received my B.A. in Political Science from Marshall University in 2017.
My research incorporates key insights from American Politics, Public Policy, and Public Administration. Focusing on representation, environmental policy, and representative bureaucracy, I am primarily interested in: 1) how descriptive (passive), substantive (active) , and symbolic representation influence the relationship between citizens and bureaucratic organizations, and 2) how representation is used as a mechanism for enhancing democratic outcomes within the administrative state.
I have taught multiple courses, including: Introduction to Public Administration (POLI 370), American Political Parties (POLI360), Public Opinion and Politics (POLI350), and Ideology and World Politics (POLI430).
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