I completed a Ph.D. in Sociology at the University of Washington in 2020 and an M.A. in Sociology, also from UW, in 2013.
I pursued graduate
school after being an undergraduate TA for a course on European pre-modern history, art, and Christianity for three years.
I knew that I was a perpetual learner, and I had realized that I really enjoyed helping other people learn, too.
As a sociologist, I investigate how human experiences are nested within cultures and systems in ways that produce unequal lives.
Within political sociology, I am drawn to questions about how different systems and institutions interact to affect an individual’s place in society, how people and groups are treated differently within societies, and how social organization changes.
I was the 2018-19 Rabbi Arthur Jacobovitz Fellow in Jewish Studies through the UW Stroum Center for Jewish Studies. In Fall 2017 I was a visiting student at the Arye Maimon Institute for Jewish History at Universität Trier in Trier, Germany, funded by the Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst (DAAD).
As a professional, I look at the cultures and systems within my work environment to identify how I can contribute to improve the experience for colleagues.
Within higher education, I enjoy working to improve student experiences and outcomes in higher education, both as an in-classroom educator and as an institutional researcher. I have been part of the UW Center for Evaluation and Research for STEM Equity and the Arizona State University Office of Evaluation and Educational Effectiveness.