I am a Postdoctoral Research Associate with the Center for Research on Child Wellbeing and the Office of Population Research at Princeton University. I completed my PhD in Sociology at the University of Wisconsin-Madison in August 2018.
My research, which has been published in Journal of Marriage and Family, Sociology of Education, Sociological Science, and Socius is motivated by an interest in the role of family processes, education, and race in generating inequality. I explore how these dimensions interact to create socioeconomic disparities by gender, among women, and across generations.
A major theme in my research brings this focus to work and motherhood, considering how fertility timing and number of children affect women’s labor market participation and earnings. A second theme asks how education and race intersect with gender and women’s family formation patterns to shape gender inequality by race, and racial inequality across life and over time. A final theme considers the intergenerational ripples of these processes, exploring how various parental characteristics and family formation patterns affect children’s outcomes.
While at Princeton, I have had the opportunity to apply my expertise in these areas to the development of the Year 22 follow up survey of the Fragile Families and Child Wellbeing Study.
Outside of work, I am passionate about practicing and teaching yoga.