Jill Waity is a PhD candidate in Sociology at Indiana University. Jill's main research interests are in stratification, inequality, poverty, family, and gender. Her minor is in the School of Public and Environmental Affairs (SPEA). Jill's dissertation focuses on the differences in food insecurity and food assistance usage between rural and urban residents, and how they may have been differentially impacted by the Great Recession. Her teaching experience includes Sociology of the Family and Social Problems at Indiana University, and Our Social World (an introduction to sociology course) at Hanover College. She has co-facilitated the course The Teaching of Undergraduate Sociology, which prepares new graduate student teachers. Jill is involved with the department's Public Sociology Forum and the Graduate Student Association.