I am an Assistant Professor in the Department of Consumer Sciences at The University of Alabama. I am also a faculty affiliate of the Center for Financial Security at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

​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 Journal of Family Economic Issues. My research has received support from the Interagency Working Group on Youth Programs and Social Security Administration.