I am a PhD candidate in political science at Yale University. My research focuses on the political economy of development, with a regional specialization in South Asia. My dissertation explains why clientelism and identities continue to matter in the distributive politics of multiethnic developing democracies, and the consequences of this for democratic accountability, representation, and policymaking. A second strand of work focuses on partisanship and democratic accountability. I do multi-method research, relying on experiments, regression discontinuity designs, observational analyses, and fieldwork in six Indian districts. I have taught graduate level quantitative methods courses, and undergraduate level comparative politics courses. In 2020, I received a university award, the Prize Teaching Fellowship, for my teaching. I have served as a research assistant for the Metaketa II project. Prior to the PhD, I worked for an Indian political party, fielding and analyzing their surveys in five state elections and a national election.