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I received a Ph.D in Political Science from Stanford University. In August 2020, I will be joining the faculty of the Department of Public Policy at Rochester Institute of Technology. My scholarly research concerns the politics expertise in the policymaking process. I am also the founder and managing director of CivicPulse (, a nonprofit organization dedicated to sustainable, multi-collaborator surveys of local government officials in the United States.

Prior to Stanford, I served in the US government as a policy analyst in the White House National Economic Council, the Department of Energy’s Climate Policy Office, and the California Public Utility Commission. I earned a Bachelor of Science in Materials Science & Engineering from the University of Pennsylvania and a Master of Science in Technology and Policy from MIT.