I am an Assistant Professor in the Department of Consumer Sciences at The University of Alabama. I am also a faculty affiliate of the Alabama Research Institute on Aging.

​My research focuses on three key areas: how youth and young adults develop financial capability; the role of safety net programs in promoting financial health; and the financial behavior of people with disabilities. I have published in the Review of Economics of the Household and Journal of Family Economic Issues. My research has received support from the Interagency Working Group on Youth Programs and Social Security Administration.