I am a Ph.D. candidate in sociology at Cornell University. My research interests include race and ethnicity, schools, incarceration, punishment, and the courts. I'm especially interested in how systems function and experiences differ across different geographic and social contexts, including rural and urban schools.
My dissertation project is an ethnographic study of behavior management and school discipline in a middle school in the Black Belt.
I previously served as a Research Analyst at Westat, a social science research firm in Rockville, MD, where I conducted research and evaluation studies for clients including the National Science Foundation, the Food and Drug Administration, and the District of Columbia Public Schools. I also worked in research and evaluation at education nonprofits, including Facing History and Ourselves and Big Brother Big Sister of America.
I earned a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology from Emmanuel College, and a Master of Public Health from Drexel University, where my work focused on racial health disparities.