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Hi! I'm a PhD candidate in the Political Science Department at Columbia University. In fall 2024, I will be joining Center for the Study of Democratic Politics (CSDP) at Princeton University as a Postdoctoral Research Associate.

My research interests are American politics, identity politics, and methodology. My substantive research focuses on minority representation and (de)racialization in U.S. politics. My methodological research includes improving external validity and applying machine learning to solve measurement issues in identity politics. My work has appeared in journals such as The Journal of Politics, Urban Affairs Review, and Nature: Scientific Data.

My dissertation, supported by an APSA Doctoral Dissertation Research Improvement Grant, examines candidate emergence among racial minorities in the U.S. In collaboration with a non-profit organization, I conducted field and survey experiments to investigate minorities' entry decisions from initial interest in running for office to officially becoming a candidate. 

I received a Bachelor's degree from the University of Southern California and a Master's degree from Columbia University School of International and Public Affairs. I previously worked at an economic consulting firm, conducting econometric analysis for antitrust litigation and class certification.