I am a Postdoctoral Research Fellow in the Department of Sociology at the University of Michigan. Prior to joining UM, I received my PhD in sociology from The Ohio State University.
My research examines how individuals navigate educational organizations and labor market institutions to better understand stratification and social mobility outcomes with particular emphasis on gender inequality. My research agenda is motivated by changes to the economy that make jobs and careers less stable while simultaneously increasing the cost of higher education. I investigate how these two forces shape individuals’ career tracks and higher education decision-making with a focus on intersecting inequalities, including gender, race, and class.
I am also an experienced and accomplished teacher, having won two teaching awards during my tenure at Ohio State.