I am a doctoral candidate in the Harvard Department of Government. My primary research interests are in the fields of American politics and political methodology.

My dissertation focuses on how election administration in the United States impacts voting behavior, particularly among racial minorities. For the past several years, I have collaborated with the Pew Center for the States on their Elections Performance Index which evaluates how effectively states administer their elections. I am also interested in representation, political institutions, and several other topics. In the field of methodology, I study causal inference, Bayesian analysis, and statistical computing with big data.

In addition to political science, I do research in sports analytics and have tried to bring the insights of causal inference and political science to this burgeoning field. I am a contributor to the Wall Street Journal, FiveThirtyEight, and Deadspin. I also have my own hockey statistics blog.

I plan to graduate with a PhD in Government from Harvard University in the spring of 2017. In the fall of 2013 I completed a Master of Arts degree in statistics from Harvard. I graduated from the University of Georgia with a Master of Arts degree in political science and Bachelor of Arts degrees in political science and history.