Sharece Thrower is a Ph.D. candidate in the Department of Politics, studying American Politics as well as formal and quantitative methods. Her research interests include political institutions, the presidency, and policymaking. Her dissertation, “Presidential Power and Judicial Constraint,” examines how the president’s ideological relationship to the courts influences his use of various extra-legislative powers. Sharece graduated summa cum laude from The Ohio State University in 2008, earning her B.A. in political science and economics.