I am currently a Ph.D. candidate in Sociology 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 am committed to effectively communicating in different contexts (through research, in the classroom, and with the public) and with other disciplines (by developing an interdisciplinary perspective) to maximize the impact of empirical research. 

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, 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.