Welcome! I recently received my Ph.D. in political science from the University of California, Merced where I currently work as a Lecturer. Beginning in the Fall of 2020, I will be an Assistant Professor of Political Science at the University of Texas at Arlington.   I study American politics with a focus on judicial politics and public opinion.  My research examines the use of amicus curiae briefs at the U.S. Supreme Court as well as public support for constitutional protections and Supreme Court decisions.