I am currently a Postdoctoral Research Fellowship in the excellence cluster "The Politics of Inequality" at the University of Konstanz. While in Konstanz, I am working with German panel data (SOEP) as well as analyzing the effects of geographic inequality on financing a range of public goods.
In December 2019, I completed my doctorate in Public Policy at the University of Massachusetts, Boston. My dissertation research examined differences in preferences for government spending comparing rural, suburban, and urban individuals. The underlying question is how place shapes preferences for funding public education, analyzes heterogeneity in preferences, and examines the rural political economy. In 2020, I received the Public Policy Book Award for exemplary dissertation research.