I am a Visiting Assistant Professor of Political Science in the History, Political Science, and Geography Department at Ohio Northern University. I earned my Ph.D. from the University of California, Santa Barbara where I gained a range of experience teaching in American politics, research methods, and political theory. My dissertation, Reducing Distance to Increase Action: How psychological proximity drives political activism, provides evidence that people are more likely to care about, and take action on, political problems that affect them directly. I also publish on environmental public opinion and organizational strategies for engaging activists. My work has been featured in The Atlantic and The American Prospect.