I am a PhD candidate in political science at the University of Missouri and I study American politics with a focus on state government. Specifically, my work evaluates the unintended consequences of institutional rules by assessing how they alter the function of state legislatures.
My current research project evaluates some of the key institutional components under term limits, by assessing if those components have changed or adjusted with time. This research project takes an in-depth look at career ambition, legislative leadership, committee work, and even the executive branch.
My work pushes the current understanding of state legislatures by taking a comparative approach. By taking a comparative approach, my goal is to explore the variation that exists among legislative institutions.
When I am not studying legislatures I enjoy visiting them, this is the Nebraska State Capitol.