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Welcome! I am a Ph.D. candidate in Political Science at the University of Michigan. My dissertation unravels the influence of the American Dream on Black Americans' perceptions of racial inequality and their redistributive policy preferences. I am broadly interested in Black politics, racial ideologies, and the consequences of structural racism on political attitudes in the mass public. 


My research has been supported by numerous grants and awards including the National Academies of Science, Engineering, and Medicine (Ford Predoctoral Fellowship), the American Political Science Association (Minority Fellowship), and the Russell Sage Foundation (Dissertation Grant).


I am originally from Indianapolis, Indiana. I earned my B.A. in political science and English from the University of Notre Dame in 2019. Outside of research, I serve as Vice President of Students of Color of Rackham (SCOR) at the University of Michigan. 

Please explore my website to learn more about my ongoing research or download my curriculum vitae below. 

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