I recently defended my dissertation and will be graduating in August 2022 with a Ph.D. in Political Science from Texas A&M. My research falls along three, often overlapping, lines: environmental policy, political institutions and performance, and the drivers of human capital decisions in the bureaucracy. Broadly, I investigate the effect of political institutions on policy outcomes. My research on environmental policy centers on drinking water quality and affordability, stormwater management, and flood control. My interest in these areas stems from my educational background in environmental science, political science, and public administration, and my professional work experience, with the International City/County Management Association and Booz Allen.
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