Department of Political Science,
The Ohio State University
I was born and raised deep in the Ozarks in Springfield, Missouri. As a high school student at Parkview High School I took a liking to debate, wherein I found my love of interstate politics, science, and statistics.
Upon graduation in 2010, I moved to Carbondale, Illinois to attend Southern Illinois University. While there my love for IR consolidated and I became interested in network analysis while working as Scott Comparato and Shane Gleason's research assistant collecting the state supreme court citation network.
In 2014 I graduated summa cum laude from Southern Illinois University with an honors degree in Political Science. I then started my doctoral program at The Ohio State University's Department of Political Science where I have specialized in International Relations and Political Methodology.
At OSU I have had the pleasure of working with Jan Box-Steffensmeier, Skyler Cranmer, Bear Braumoeller, and Christopher Gelpi.
Outside of my research interests, I host an ever evolving set of hobbies, including home brewing, mead making, bread baking, rebelling against fascism, fantasy football, cooking, and traveling with my partner.
I also continuously pursue the perfection of relatively simplistic things, such as roasted chicken, margaritas, and quiche.