Derek Holliday is a Ph.D. student in the Department of Political Science at UCLA where he studies representation in state and local politics and the nationalization of political behavior. His methodological interests include text-as-data and machine learning applications in social science. Prior to his graduate studies, Derek earned a B.A. in political science and philosophy from Rice University in Houston, TX, and worked as a contractor for the U.S. Department of Education in Washington, D.C. He grew up just outside Seattle, WA, and enjoys mountain/ultra-running, fantasy baseball, and a good cup of coffee.
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