I am a PhD Candidate in the Department of Political Science at the University of California, Los Angeles. My research addresses questions in race and ethnic politics, voting rights, elections, and state politics. My current work focuses on the politics of voting laws.
I am a Ford Foundation Dissertation Fellow and a University of California President’s Pre-Professoriate Fellow (2021-2022). My dissertation project is supported by funding from the Princeton Dissertation Scholars Program through the Mamdouha S. Bobst Center for Peace and Justice at Princeton University. I currently serve as a Senior Policy Fellow at the Voting Rights Project, the flagship project of the UCLA Latino Policy & Politics Initiative (LPPI), where I conduct research that informs policy on voting rights, redistricting, elections, and electoral institutions. Previously, I held an appointment as a research fellow at the UCLA Institute for Inequality and Democracy at Luskin and as the Voting and Redistricting Fellow at Common Cause.
I was born in San Bernardino, California. Prior to pursuing a doctoral degree at UCLA, I graduated from the University of California, Riverside (UCR) with a B.A. in Political Science/Public Service. During my undergraduate education, I served as a Mellon Advancing Intercultural Studies Fellow at the Center for Ideas and Society.