I am currently a research scientist at Facebook. Prior to joining Facebook, I was a pre-doctoral fellow in political science with the Minority Politics Initiative at Michigan State University.

I hold a Ph.D. in political science from the University of California, Los Angeles. Broadly defined, my research interests include American politics, political behavior, race and ethnic politics, and quantitative methods. My work is supported by The John Randolph Haynes and Dora Haynes Foundation. 

In my research, I show that variation in local context impacts important political attitudes and behaviors. My research shows that the day to day encounters and interactions with people and features of the built environment affect how individuals think about themselves and the groups they are apart of. I use recent advances in machine learning and computer vision to measure micro-level features of the built environment. My work is published in Political Behavior, Political Research Quarterly, Research and PoliticsJournal of Race, Ethnicity and Politics, and Aztl├ín.