I am a PhD Candidate in Political Science at the University of Pittsburgh. My research interests focus on voters, political parties, and the linkage between the two in multi-level polities. My dissertation focuses on the increasingly inter-connected nature of party politics and the consequences of these transnational political forces on voter attitudes and perceptions about their parties. I also have existing work on political participation and vote choice in multi-level contests. My work has been published in European Union Politics, Journal of Elections, Public Opinion, and Parties (JEPOP), Party Politics, and West European Politics.