I am the Senior Social and Behavioral Sciences IRB Manager at Stanford. Before coming to Stanford, I taught sociology at the community college level for seven years. While I was a faculty member at Central New Mexico Community College, I served as an IRB member for two years, including one year as IRB Chair. I have a Master’s Degree in Sociology from the New School for Social Research, and a Bachelor’s Degree in Sociology from Michigan State University.

Current Role at Stanford

In my role as Senior Social and Behavioral IRB Manager, I lead a team that coordinates the IRB review process for all Human Subjects Research that is conducted anywhere in the University outside of the School of Medicine. Our team acts as the liaison between researchers and the IRB, and we are the primary IRB contact for researchers planning to conduct Human Subjects Research at Stanford.

We also give regular presentations to various groups on campus about the role of the IRB and Human Subjects Research ethics more generally. Please contact us if you are interested in inviting us to give a presentation to your class or other group.

Education & Certifications

  • Certified IRB Professional, Public Responsibility in Medicine and Research (2016)
  • Master of Arts, The New School for Social Research, Sociology (2007)
  • Bachelor of Arts, Michigan State University, Sociology (2005)