I am a PhD student in the Department of Political Science at the University of Notre Dame and a Garza PhD Fellow at the Kellogg Institute for International Studies. I am co-chair of the Public Opinion and Elections Working Group and coordinator of the Mexico Working Group and the Democracy Working Group at the Kellogg Institute. I am also research assistant of the Varieties of Democracy Project. My research is focused on comparative political behavior. My research interests include survey research, public opinion and voting behavior; specifically, how ideology shapes political attitudes and the effect of campaigns, mobilization and clientelism on voters' electoral behavior. I am also interested in conservative political parties and religion and politics; specifically, under what conditions religious and moral values structure party competition.