I am currently a graduate student in political science and statistics at the University of California, Los Angeles. Broadly defined, my research interests include American politics, political behavior, race and ethnic politics, and quantitative methods.
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 Research Quarterly, Research and Politics, Journal of Race, Ethnicity and Politics and Aztlán.