I am an Assistant Professor of Political Science at California State Polytechnic University, Pomona. The majority of my research focuses on political communication and media. It’s an exciting and important time to be involved in the pursuit of this scholarship, given the changing landscape of media communication and the challenges it poses for democracy. This website is my homebase. Here, you will find information about my research, teaching, and fun things we do at Cal Poly Pomona.
First and foremost, I teach at Cal Poly Pomona. One of the best undergraduate institutions and political science programs in the nation. I am both proud and fortunate to be a Bronco and involved in the lives of young budding minds.
In 2017, I was elected president of the American Political Science Association’s Latino Caucus. I was also named a Faculty Leader Fellow at RAND. Currently, I chair the Undergraduate Research Faculty Advisory Council at Cal Poly Pomona. In the past, I was named Outstanding Faculty Advisor for the College of Letters, Arts, and Social Sciences at Cal Poly. I am also a Ford Foundation Fellow.
I attempt to do fun things in my free time. I like to travel, I like to exercise. I like the outdoors, I like to eat. The picture ab is on above is on the Kalalau Trail, a 22-mile, round-trip journey to one of the most secluded beaches in the world. I ran the Santa Barbara International Marathon without significant training.
To find out more about my work, teaching and researching, click through the links above.