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I research how interest groups lobby before Congress and the American state legislatures. My book manuscript: Pre-Existing Conditions: How Interest Group Lobbying Makes Health Care More Expensive (updates on the book are here) uses a mix of quantitative and qualitative data to show how businesses and advocacy organizations block and advance issues in state legislatures, which has tangible effects on health care consumer costs in America. 

At TCNJ I teach American government, Congress and the Presidency, and upper level courses on research methods, data science, political communication, and American state politics. 

Previous to TCNJ, I received a Ph.D. from the University of Pennsylvania and a bachelor's degree from Middlebury College in Vermont. I was also an APSA Congressional Fellow, serving in the office of Rep. Joe Kennedy, III (MA) in 2016-2017.