I'm a political scientist who studies parties, elections, and alternative voting rules at the local, state, and national levels. You can find my work in American Politics Research, the National Municipal Review, The Washington Post, and other outlets. So far, I have taught undergraduates and high schoolers in American, urban, and comparative politics. I earned a Ph.D. at Georgetown in 2017.
My dissertation explained the rise and fall of proportional representation in America, known today as "multi-winner ranked-choice voting." There were 24 cases in the 20th century, in cities as varied as Boulder and New York. Read more about that project here. In short, these episodes were efforts to reshape party leadership and increase minority-party representation at once. Each of them lasted until the lead minority party could not discipline its coalition.
This year, I am a Research Fellow at the Democracy Fund. I support the Elections Program and its grantees with quantitative research on the voting experience. In an earlier life, I worked in international development and US political reform nonprofits.