I am a political science Ph.D. candidate at the University of California, Davis. My interests are in political theory and philosophy, jurisprudence, and constitutional law. My dissertation explores the concepts of civic friendship and citizen relations in contemporary liberalism with a specific focus on the writings of Kant and Rawls. Before coming to UC Davis, I practiced in Washington, DC, at Drinker Biddle & Reath, LLP, a national law firm.



University of California, Davis; Davis, CA
Ph.D. (ABD), political science | June 2019 (projected)
M.A., political science | June 2018
Fields: political theory/philosophy; American politics

The George Washington University Law School; Washington, DC
J.D., law | May 2012
Editor-in-Chief, The George Washington International Law Review, 2011-2012

Brigham Young University–Idaho; Rexburg, ID
B.A., English and philosophy | April 2008

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  • Many of our most serious conflicts are conflicts within ourselves. Those who suppose their judgements are always consistent are unreflective or dogmatic.

    - John Rawls -

  • It is too difficult to think nobly when one thinks only of earning a living.

    - Jean-Jacques Rousseau -

  • How then is perfection to be sought? Wherein lies our hope? In education, and in nothing else.

    - Immanuel Kant -


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