Departmental Affiliations

  • Women’s College Partnership (WCP) [link]
  • Notre Dame Programs for Education in Prison (NDPEP) [link]
  • Center for Social Concerns, University of Notre Dame [link]

Educational Background

  • Ph.D.: Political Science, University of Notre Dame (expected 2024)
  • M.A.: Political Science, University of Notre Dame (2014)
  • J.D.: International Law, Loyola University Chicago (2012)
  • B.A.: Political Science, University of Houston (2002)

Areas of Interest

  • Higher education in prison
  • Reentry and recidivism
  • The Catholic Church in Europe and Latin America
  • Comparative judicial politics
  • Immigration law and policy
  • Latin American politics

Research and Service Grants

  • Community Investment Grant, Community Foundation of Elkhart County (Apr. 2021)
  • Advancing Racial Equity Collection Development Grant, Indiana Humanities Council (Aug. 2020)
  • American Dream Grant for doctoral research in Santiago, Chile, and Lima, Peru (Jun. 2014-Jul. 2014)
  • Public Interest Law Stipend for non-profit service in Chicago, IL (Jun. 2011-Aug. 2011)
  • International Law Stipend for research in Santiago, Chile (Jun. 2010-Jul. 2010)

Honors and Awards

  • Best Brief – National Moot Court Competition, Midwest Region (2011-2012); 5th Best in National Round
  • Eighth Place – Intraschool Moot Court Competition, Loyola Univ. Chicago (Spring 2011)
  • First Place – College of Labor and Employment Lawyers’ Law Student Writing Competition (2010)
  • First Place – Law School Talent Show, Loyola Univ. Chicago (2011)

Scholarly and Professional Memberships

  • American Political Science Association (2014-2016)
  • Midwest Political Science Association (2013-2016)
  • Member – Illinois State Bar (Fall 2012-Spring 2014)

Other Research Abroad

  • Comparative Advocacy Program in London, UK (Dec. 2011-Jan. 2012)
  • Comparative Law Seminar in Dar es Salaam, TZ (Feb. 2011-Mar. 2011)
  • Immigration Clinic and Legal Research at Universidad Alberto Hurtado in Santiago, Chile (Summer 2010)

Foreign Languages

  • Spanish (semi-fluent)
  • French (intermediate)
  • German (basic)
  • Classical Greek (basic)

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