I am a political science Ph.D. candidate at Binghamton University, studying law and courts. Broadly speaking, my dissertation focuses on the interaction between the executive and judicial branches of the U.S. government, while my legal scholarship addresses property, and trust and estate law. My scholarship has been published in The Oxford Handbook of American Law and the Judiciary, and the Real Property, Trust, and Estate Law Journal, and is under review in several other peer-reviewed journals.
Originally from Rochester, NY, I moved to South Carolina for college. After receiving my BA, I moved to Florida and worked for two different companies before beginning law school. In 2011, I graduated from the Florida State University College of Law, with distinction.
". . . we must never forget that it is a constitution we are expounding. . . . intended to endure for ages to come, and consequently, to be adapted to the various crises of human affairs."
-John Marshall, McCulloch v. Maryland (1819)
“Ambition must be made to counteract ambition. The interest of the man must be connected with the constitutional rights of the place. It may be a reflection on human nature that such devices should be necessary to control the abuses of government. What is government itself but the greatest of all reflections on human nature?”
-James Madison, Federalist no. 51 (1788)