I am a doctoral student in the sociology department at Johns Hopkins University. My research interests include family demography, gender, inequality, crime, and computational social science. Much of my current research examines how increases in women's educational attainment are connected to changing patterns in assortative mating, family structures, and gender roles. More specifically, I am interested in how educationally hypogamous couples, or couples in which women have more education than their male partners, behave in their dating and family lives and how these couples are different from other educational pairings.
Prior to returning to graduate study, I managed the processing and analysis of data used in large-scale social policy demonstrations and randomized-control trials at MDRC. My project work included multi-generational projects designed to improve the economic and educational opportunities of low-income populations in the United States. I began my career working in direct social services. I managed non-clinical therapeutic programming for formerly homeless and mentally ill adults in a 650-unit supportive housing community owned and operated by Common Ground Community (now Breaking Ground) in New York City. In West Africa, I served in the Peace Corps as a Girls' Education and Empowerment volunteer in Togo and as a Secondary English teacher in Chad.
Johns Hopkins University
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