PhD Sociology of Education, Stanford University
MA Sociology, Stanford University
M.Ed School Leadership, Harvard University
BS Human Development, Cornell University
Welcome! I am a sociologist of education who focuses on choice and decision-making. My work examines how different factors, including gender, race, and socio-economic status, influence academic predilections and course choices.
I am currently a postdoc at The University of Pennsylvania exploring both undergraduate pathways and high school career and technical education (CTE) course choices. I am also the lead researcher for the Harvard Math Study, a research/practice partnership with the Harvard Math Department. Finally, I am a collaborating researcher with UC Irvine's MUST Project, exploring extracurricular choices.
I received my PhD from Stanford University where I was a Dissertation Fellow at the Clayman Institute for Gender Research as well as the lab manager for the Pathways Research Lab. In prior years I was a middle school math/science teacher, math coach, and administrator in East San Jose, CA, and also spent several years as an instructor and administrator in higher education.
My academic interests fall into three main areas: