I am a PhD candidate in Political Science at the University of Washington in Seattle, WA,
and a consultant at the Center for Social Science Computation and Research
I am wrapping up a dissertation that combines quantitative and qualitative methods to evaluate community-level democratic outcomes from the implementation of participatory budgeting, a type of public process in which residents of a community are given control over how local public budgets are spent. I work as a data and research consultant at the Center for Social Science Computation and Research specializing in R, STATA, and Atlas.ti and am an affiliate of the Center for Statistics and the Social Sciences
Outside academia, I also work in Seattle as a theatrical lighting designer (recent collaborations include work with Annex Theatre and DangerSwitch!) and escape the city to climb mountains when I can!