About Me

Welcome! I am the Research Director of the Future Services Institute (http://futureservicesinstitute.umn.edu/) at the Humphrey School of Public Affairs at the University of Minnesota. I received my Ph.D. in Political Science and Public Policy from the University of Michigan in 2010, and my B.A. in Political Science and Communication Studies from UCLA in 2000. My research focuses on American politics and public policy, with an emphasis on advocacy and influence, the policymaking process at state and national levels, social welfare policy, and the well-being of low-income families.