Kodiak is a current PhD Candidate in the Princeton University Department of Politics where he teaches courses on American politics and statesmanship. His research focuses on aggregating US public opinion across various polling organizations. He is also involved in an interdisciplinary working group focusing on time preferences within the electorate.

Prior to arriving at Princeton, Kodiak’s passion for education led him to obtain a master’s degree in science and mathematics education from the University of Georgia, during which he taught various levels of high school and middle school mathematics. While in Georgia, he also worked in a neuroimaging laboratory focused on populations with psychotic disorders, produced a science show for his local NPR member station, volunteered at a local animal sanctuary, and tutored in an afterschool program sponsored by the University of Georgia Honors Program.

Kodiak holds a bachelor’s degree in psychology and neuroscience and a master’s degree in science and mathematics education from the University of Georgia. He also holds a master’s degree in politics from Princeton University and is on track to receive his PhD in Politics from Princeton in 2026. After his time in Princeton, he plans to continue his career in academia as a Professor of Political Science.


Education: University of Georgia
Undergrad Major: Psychology, Neuroscience AoE
Other Degrees/Minors: Princeton University (PhD Candidate), Princeton University (Master's Degree in Politics), University of Georgia (Master's Degree in Science and Mathematics Education)

High School:

Class Rank: 1
Awards & Honors: California State Section Champion Wrestler (CCS). League Champion Wrestler (MTAL). Academic All-American in Lacrosse. All league (MTAL) in Football and Lacrosse. National Merit Semi-Finalist. Highest honor roll every semester of HS. Various student of the month/year awards for different courses.
Interests & Activities: Team captain in football, wrestling, and lacrosse.
AP Exams: 5 World History, 5 Calculus AB, 5 Government and Politics, 4 Psychology, 4 US History


Other Interests & Activities: College Wrestling
Location: Princeton

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