- 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