I am an Assistant Professor of Political Science at the University of Minnesota- Duluth. I was previously a postdoctoral fellow at the Annenberg Public Policy Center at the University of Pennsylvania (based at Yale University).
I earned my PhD in Political Science from Texas A&M University, where I was also a Predoctoral Research Fellow at the Institute for Science, Technology, and Public Policy (ISTPP) in the George Bush School of Government and Public Service.
My research addresses questions related to belief formation, with an emphasis on political knowledge, political identities, and information processing. I engage these broad concepts in the context of politics and science, with a focus on how attitudes towards science are formed.