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I am a combined JD/PhD student in the Department of Government and Law School at the University of Texas at Austin, specializing in Public Law and American Politics. I currently serve as an Articles Editor for the Texas Law Review.

My research interests include American Political Development (APD), American institutional politics, constitutional law, American constitutional development, jurisprudence and the judiciary, and the interaction between ideational and institutional development.

Specifically, I am interested in the relationship between institutional and ideational development, and the extent to which ideas and institutions are mutually constitutive. I study how political ideas affect institutional development, and how institutions in turn affect political ideas.

I hold an M.A. in Government from the University of Texas at Austin. I received a B.A cum laude with Honors in Politics from Bates College in 2016. I was born and raised in Corrales, NM.