About

I'm working on my Ph.D. in Political Science at the University of Michigan. My subfields are American Politics and Methodology, and my areas of expertise include political communication, political psychology, media, and electoral politics. I have taught courses in Media and Public Opinion, as well as Persuasive Politics. 

I graduated summa cum laude from California State University, San Bernardino in three years with a B.A. in Political Science.  I was very active in research as well as other organizations on campus and in the CSU system. I served on the California State Student Association's Board of Directors, as well as the Legislative Affairs committee, University Affairs committee, and the Social Justice and Equity Committee. Additionally, I had the honor of serving as the Director of External Affairs for the Associated Students. In this role, I managed a team of students, analyzed policies at the local, state, and federal level, created and directed campaigns regarding the 2020 Census and voter registration. I also served as the President of the University Honors Program from 2019-2020, and as the Vice President from 2018-2019.

I value using my research for public good, and am eager to combine my skillset and knowledge with service.

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Education

2020 - 2025

University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. Political Science, Ph.D. 

I am currently working on my Ph.D. in Political Science. My subfields are American Politics and Methods, and my research interests include political communication, political psychology, media, and electoral politics. 

2017 - 2020

California State University, San Bernardino. Political Science, B.A. 

I graduated summa cum laude with a B.A. in Political Science. 

Awards

  • Pi Sigma Alpha, Theta Iota Chapter, Outstanding Student in Political Science (2020)

  • University Honors Program, Outstanding Student Leader (2020)

  • Best Oral Presenter, 8th Annual Meeting of the Minds Research Symposium (2019)

  • President’s Letter, California State University, San Bernardino (Fall 2018, Spring 2019)

  • Certificate of Excellence for Exemplary Service in the Supplemental Instruction Program (2019)

  • Most Diplomatic Supplemental Instruction Leader (2019)

  • USC Politics and International Relations Predoctoral Fellow (2018)

  • National Collegiate Honors Council Portz Interdisciplinary Research Fellow (2018)

  • Dean’s Letter, California State University, San Bernardino (2018-2020)

  • Dean’s List, California State University, San Bernardino (2017-2020)

Grants

  • Converse Miller Fellowship, University of Michigan (2022)

  • Rackham Merit Fellowship, University of Michigan (2020-2021)

  • Undergraduate Research Grant, California State University, San Bernardino (2019)

  • Student Travel Grant, California State University, San Bernardino (2019)

  • Student Travel Grant, California State University, San Bernardino (2018)

Conference Presentations

  • Meredith Conroy, Erin Cassese, Dhrumil Mehta, Al Johri, Sean Long, Dominik Stecula, Linda Beail, Ciera Hammond. "Mayor Pete is Smart and Elizabeth Warren is Unlikeable? A Text-As-Data Approach to Studying Media Representations of the 2020 Democratic Presidential Primary Candidates." Working paper presented at MPSA. (2021, April).

  • "Gender Personality and Support for Progressive Policies." Senior Honors Thesis presented at Ohio State’s Graduate Immersion Conference. (2019, September)

  • "The Psychology of Political Efficacy and its Unanticipated Effect on Youth Voter Turnout." Undergraduate research project presented at the 8th Annual Meeting of the Minds Research Symposium. (2019, April)

  • "The Psychology of Political Efficacy and its Unanticipated Effect on Youth Voter Turnout." Undergraduate research project presented at the CSU Research Symposium. (2019, April)

  • "The Psychology of Political Efficacy and its Unanticipated Effect on Youth Voter Turnout." Undergraduate research project presented at the CSUSB Research Competition. (2019, February)

  • "The Psychology of Political Efficacy and its Unanticipated Effect on Youth Voter Turnout." Undergraduate research project presented at the University of Michigan’s Emerging Scholars Conference. (2018, November)