Paige Pellaton

Paige Pellaton Portrait

Position Title
Graduate Student

Kerr Hall 566
1 Shields Avenue, Davis CA 95616


  • B.A. in Political Science from New College of Florida (2017)
  • M.A. in Political Science from UC Davis (2020)
  • Ph.D. in Political Science from UC Davis (expected 2023)


I am a 5th-year Ph.D. candidate in Political Science at UC Davis. My primary field is American Politics. I am interested in the internal organization of state legislatures and the impact committee systems have on legislative productivity. Currently, I am a fellow with the Russell J. and Dorothy S. Bilinski Foundation.

Research Focus

Under the guidance of Dr. Matthew Shugart and Dr. Scott A. MacKenzie, my dissertation examines committee appointments and bill activity in professionalized state legislatures across the US.