Catherine Wineinger is a PhD candidate in political science at Rutgers University. Her research interests include women’s representation, Congress, and political parties. Her dissertation analyzes changes in Republican congresswomen’s rhetoric since the 1990s and their evolving role of these elected officials serving as party messengers in the House of Representatives. She has also written on the intersection of race, gender, and conservative ideology. During her time in graduate school, Catherine was a research assistant at the Center for American Women and Politics, a seminar fellow at the Institute for Research on Women, and a 2017-2018 Woodrow Wilson Women’s Studies fellow. She is the recipient of a Congressional Research Grant from the Dirksen Congressional Center as well as the 2016 Carrie Chapman Catt Prize for Research on Women and Politics. Prior to Rutgers, she earned her BA at the University of San Diego, where she was a McNair Scholar. With travel support from the Fund for Latino Scholarship, Catherine will be able to present her work at the 2018 APSA Annual Meeting and participate in the 2018 Pre-Conference for Latino Politics Workshop.