In Brasilia for the signing of the "Racial Equality Statute" in 2010
  • Ph.D., Political Science, University of Kansas, 2012
    Dissertation: "Gendering Representation: Parties, Institutions, and the Under-Representation of Women in Brazilian State Legislatures."
  • Graduate Certificate in Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies, University of Kansas, 2009
  • M.A., Political Science, University of Kansas, 2007
    Thesis: "Punishing Corruption: The Impact of Corruption Allegations in the 2006 Brazilian Congressional Elections."
  • B.A., Political Science and International Business, Baker University, 2004