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Hi! I’m Jacob. Welcome to my portfolio.

I am recent graduate of Brigham Young University. My interests include American politics, public opinion, political psychology, and criminal justice. I have spent time researching sources of punitive attitudes among the American public, how direct and vicarious police encounters influence perceptions of the police, and how varying degrees of cognitive attention affect our perceptions of political candidates. I have published my research on perceptions of the police in the Journal of Criminal Justice. Currently, I am working for Y2 Analytics, a market research and public opinion firm in Salt Lake City, as a data analyst intern. I also look forward to beginning my Ph.D. studies in Cornell’s Government department this fall!