Jess Esplin

Position title: Ph.D. Student: American Politics


Research Interests:

Electoral and political systems, electoral reforms, voting systems and behavior, political participation, political behavior, representation, and state and local politics


She/her pronouns. Jess Esplin is a PhD student in American Politics with primary research interests in electoral reforms and political participation. Prior to attending UW-Madison, she worked as a payroll accountant for a genetic testing company, conducted human factors research on vehicles and infotainment systems, and served as an AmeriCorps member in an elementary school. She holds an Honors Bachelor’s degree in Economics and a Bachelor’s in Psychology from the University of Utah (2016). She enjoys books, podcasts, and visual storytelling, playing sports, and hosting get-togethers with friends.