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.
My broad research interests include inequality, social class, education, and organizations. More specifically, I am interested in prestige as a concept and how people and things become prominent in society. My MA paper, currently in progress, addresses the relationship between children's early school performance and parenting behaviors in the later grades using data from the Early Childhood Longitudinal Study (ECLS).