I am a third year Ph.D. student in comparative politics at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Originally from Massachusetts, I spent most of my life prior to coming to Madison in New England. I received a BA in Government and a BA in Astrophysics from Colby College in Waterville, Maine in 2020. In addition to a social science background, having experience with the physical sciences has exposed me to quantitative training and has helped build a strong background in mathematics.
Outside of political science, I enjoy reading fiction, playing ultimate frisbee (pictured), running, and spending time with family and friends. I am happy to talk about any of these as well as political science!
Feel free to contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org or on twitter (@e_vanderwilden) for whatever reason.