I am a Ph.D. candidate in the Political Science department at the University of California, San Diego. I graduated summa cum laude from Willamette University in 2012 with a B.A. in Politics. Before coming to graduate school I worked as Chief of Staff and Campaign Manager for Oregon State Senator Mark Hass. When I am not thinking about political science I like to bake cakes, go running at the beach, and take my dog for adventures in the mountains. Please feel free to contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org, I’d love to hear from you.