I am a political scientist active in electoral reform, living with my spouse Christina Lefevre, our sons Daven and Chase, and my mother-in-law Doris.  We reside in Atascadero, California.

I am currently serving as a Kendall Voting Rights Fellow for the Union of Concerned Scientists in Washington, D.C., where I am conducting research on the link between voting inequalities and public policy.  In my role as associate professor of political science at California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, my teaching and research focuses on voting rights, electoral system design, and representation.