I graduated from Northwestern University in 2009 with a B.S. in Education and Social Policy. I then worked in a federal labor and employment law office for two years and entered the graduate program in 2011.
Broadly speaking, my research examines formal education, the family, and how these two institutions influence each other. I am currently pursuing projects in both of these areas. One project is an analysis of how children's early academic performance affects parental investments in and aspirations for their children. Another project (with Daniel Rudel) looks at how student loan debt may affect college student time use. We are also interested in how college student lifestyles shift over time, both at the macro level (cohorts of students) and micro level (individuals).
I am also an M.S. student in applied statistics at Indiana. Most of my work involves quantitative methods.