Welcome! I am a PhD candidate at the University of Colorado Boulder studying American politics and political methodology. My research focuses on institutions, policy making, and congressional organization. Specifically, I am interested in examining why and under what conditions political actors’ policy preferences prevail in the creation of the federal budget. I received a Bachelor of Arts in Government from the University of Texas at Austin, a Master of Science in Political Science from the University of Nebraska Omaha, and a Master of Arts in Political Science from the University of Colorado Boulder.