I am an NSF SBE 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 the intersection between work and education, and how experiences in, and attitudes toward, both work and school shape labor market and gender inequality. Changes to the economy that make jobs and careers less stable while simultaneously increasing the cost of higher education motivate my entire research agenda. I investigate how these two forces shape individuals’ career tracks and higher education decision-making.
I am also an experienced and accomplished teacher, having won two teaching awards during my tenure at Ohio State.