1407 W Gregory Drive
Urbana, IL 61801
I am a political science doctoral candidate at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. My research interests are at the intersection of judicial and identity politics.
American Politics, Judicial Politics, Identity Politics, Political Behavior
I teach and study American politics. My research centers on the ways we determine the health of American courts with an eye to effects on public opinion, representation, and inter-branch relations. I am especially interested in gender and judicial decision-making, and the study of these topics in administrative courts, such as immigration and tax courts.
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
PS 201 US Racial & Ethnic Politics