I was born in New Jersey and raised in Batavia, Illinois. I like to consider myself to be a well-rounded person; along with politics, I also enjoy making music, playing sports, playing video games, discussing philosophy with others, and learning as much as I can about what it means to be alive. In my undergrad, I majored in political science and minored in philosophy, a decision which completely changed the trajectory of my life. I’m excited to study political science more during my time in graduate school, and I hope to learn as much as I can. I’m pumped to see where this new path of life takes me.