I am currently a political science Ph.D. student at the University of California, Davis. My interests are in political theory and philosophy, jurisprudence, and constitutional law. Before coming to UC Davis, I practiced in Washington, DC, at Drinker Biddle & Reath, LLP, a national law firm. Raised in Southeastern Idaho by two school-teacher parents, I learned firsthand the value of education. Now, with the help of my lovely wife, Emily, I am spending the next few years building on a rich scholarly foundation.