Major — American Politics (September 2011)
Minor — Research Methods (January 2012)
I am a fourth year PhD student working on a dissertation that investigates how institutional design choices of legal aid organizations affect the development of civic skills and political efficacy of their clients.
American political institutions; institutional design and development; public law and behavior; political participation; civic engagement; legal rights; policy feedback; legal institutions; street-level bureaucracy
B.A. summa cum laude Southern Illinois University Edwardsville
Dissertation Title: Beyond Remedy: Does Civil Legal Assistance Matter for Democratic Governance?
Committee: Paul Wahlbeck (Chair); Brandon Bartels; John Sides