I am a J.D./Ph.D candidate at Yale. I work primarily on democratic theory and its application to legal issues, with particular interests in the separation of powers, administrative law, and legislation. My dissertation examines the contribution that the structure of government makes to democratic accountability, identifying distinctive democratic justifications for a variety of government institutions—including the separation of powers, administrative independence, and administrative due process protections—that have more familiarly been defended on liberal grounds. I received my B.A. from Columbia University, where I studied intellectual history.