I am a Political Science PhD candidate at the University of Missouri.
I study American Politics with an emphasis on state government. More specifically, I study how legislatures are influenced by rules and how institutions influence each other.
My dissertation emphasizes the ways that term limits have influenced state legislatures. Specifically, I test preexisting theories of changes to legislative careers, institutional structures, and relations with the governor.
When I am not studying state legislatures I love to visit them! (This is the Nebraska Capitol.)