Departmental Affiliations

  • Student Affairs
  • Political Science
  • Notre Dame Law School
  • Holy Cross College
  • Moreau College Initiative

Educational Background

  • 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

  • The Catholic Church in Europe and Latin America
  • Comparative judicial politics
  • Immigration law and policy
  • Latin American politics

Research and Service Grants

  • 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

  • Profile in the ABA’s “Student Lawyer” (Vol. 39, No. 4) “Circuit Board” representing the 7th Circuit
  • 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)

Foreign Languages

  • Spanish (read, write, speak)
  • French (read)
  • German (intro. coursework)
  • Classical Greek (intro. coursework)

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