Postdoctoral Fellow in the Science of Science Communication at the Annenberg Public Policy Center, University of Pennsylvania

I am a Science of Science Communication postdoctoral fellow at the Annenberg Public Policy Center at the University of Pennsylvania (based at Yale University).

I received my PhD in Political Science from the University of Minnesota, where I was also a National Science Foundation (NSF) Graduate Research Fellow and Distinguished Doctoral Dissertation Fellow.

My current and future research focuses on Americans' attitudes toward science, experts, and science communication more generally. I am especially interested in the effect of interest in science on opinion toward scientists and scientific consensus, as well as the political implications of anti-expert attitudes. My broader research agenda touches on a wide range of topics in public opinion, political psychology, and mass communication.


  • –present
    PhD Candidate, University of Minnesota


  • 2013 
    Wesleyan University, Bachelor of Arts

Grants and Contracts

  • 2017
    Doctoral Dissertation Fellow
    Funding Source:
    University of Minnesota
  • 2014
    Graduate Research Fellow
    Funding Source:
    National Science Foundation