1407 W Gregory Drive
Urbana, IL 61801
I am a political science doctoral student at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. My research interests are at the intersection of judicial and identity politics. I will finish my doctoral degree by Summer 2021.
American Politics, Judicial Politics, Identity Politics, Political Behavior
My research centers on the ways we determine the health of the American court system. I take as a starting point the idea that a healthy court system has the ability to maintain a full, functioning bench that is open and accessible to those who seek recourse to justice. Healthy courts are transparent, inclusive, and representative of the American people.
MA Political Science, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
BA Political Science and Communication Studies, University of Texas at El Paso
Awards and Honors
I am a recipient of the UIUC Graduate College Fellowship, the APSA Minority Fellowship, and an award from the APSA Fund for Latino Scholarship. I am a Schroeder fellow at the Cline Center for Advanced Social Science Research and a URAP graduate mentor.
PS 305 US Supreme Court
PS 224 Politics of the National Parks