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I am an Assistant Professor in the School of Public Administration at the University of Nebraska at Omaha. 


I study how information and public opinion affect policymaking, especially during periods of crisis. I employ a variety of methods in my work, including experiments, content analysis, interviews, and statistical analysis.

My research is published or forthcoming in The American Review of Public Administration, DisastersEnvironmental Communication, International Journal of Communication, International Journal of Disaster Risk Reduction, Journal of Experimental Political Science, and Sustainability, among others.

I received a PhD in Political Science and International Relations from the University of Southern California in 2018. Before USC, I completed a BA (Hons) and an MA at Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand.