I will be starting as an Assistant Professor of Sociology at Ball State University in Fall 2019. I recently completed my PhD at Rice University. My work focuses on bringing rigorous methodological techniques to understand family as a site and mechanism of inequality.  I believe in the capacity of social science to inform initiatives on many levels: within policy, communities, organizations, and families. 

I completed my undergraduate degree in Sociology at the University of Arizona, and began my undergraduate work at a small community college in the border town of Douglas, Arizona.  In my free time, I enjoy hiking/camping, running 5ks and 10ks (very slowly), painting, baking, and making candles and soap.

Please feel free to take a look at my CV, my research interests, or my teaching background and pedagogical approach! Or, contact me to ask me more.