I am a Ph.D. candidate in the Department of Government at Harvard University. My research focuses on interest groups and policy change using the politics of education in the U.S., Brazil, and Mexico. I am a Research Fellow of the Harvard Program on Education Policy and Governance (PEPG) and a Graduate Student Affiliate of the Institute for Quantitative Social Science (IQSS).
My dissertation, titled "The Politics of State-Level Education Reform in the United States” is under the direction of Paul Peterson (chair), Martin West, Frances Hagopian, and Steven Levitsky. Using the case of education reform, it examines how controversial policy changes occur when they are opposed by powerful groups.
I am active in teaching and mentoring both within and outside the classroom. I work with Professor Dustin Tingley as the Project Manager and co-founder of ABLConnect, an online active learning resource database for college instructors run out of the Derek Bok Center for Teaching and Learning. I am also a thesis advisor and I live with undergraduates as a resident tutor at the Dudley Coop.