I am a Professor in the Political Science Department at Mount San Antonio College. I earned a Ph.D. from Claremont
Graduate University in 2018, where I completed my
dissertation, entitled, The Media and Immigration: Evaluating the Role of the Media in Policy Preference Formation and
My research interests focus on state and local politics, race and ethnicity, the mass media, political communication, and political behavior.
I have taught courses on Immigration, Latino Politics, Public Policy, and Law and Society. I have also taught several introductory courses in American Politics.
I am currently researching how media coverage affects attitudes toward immigration within the states. I am also researching how public opinion toward Latinos is formed given their emergence into non-traditional U.S. states.
My work has appeared in Sociology Compass, the American Communication Journal, Ethics and
Experiments: Problems and Solutions for Social Scientists and Policy Professionals,
and Unconventional, Partisan, and Polarizing Rhetoric: How the 2016 Election Shaped the Way
Candidates Strategize, Engage, and Communicate. I also recently served as an editorial assistant for the Journal of Politics.