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Hello! A little bit about me:

I'm a Ph.D candidate in the Government Department at the University of Texas at Austin. I study public policy and American politics, with a focus on urban politics and local government, agenda setting, and racial and ethnic politics. I am also the project manager of the Policy Agendas Project, housed at UT-Austin. 

Before academia, I was a high school Spanish teacher and community organizer in Memphis, TN and Denver, CO. Outside of work, I spend my time collecting records, advocating for social justice, and figuring out new ways to cook tofu.