I am a doctoral candidate in the Department of Political Science. My research focuses primarily on law, courts, and judicial behavior at both the state and federal level. I graduated Magna Cum Laude with a B.A. in Political Science from Stetson University in 2005. I also attended a Washington Semester Program at American University where I studied Public Law and was recognized for my research on the policy implications of Supreme Court decisions. At the University of Georgia, I have served as both a research and teaching assistant since 2010 for faculty including Dr. Teen Wilhelm, Dr. Rich Vining, Dr. Ryan Bakker, and Dr. Susan Haire. During the Fall of 2014, I will teach Political Science 1101: Introduction to American Government.