Bio


I am a doctoral candidate at Stanford University's Graduate School of Education. My dissertation follows a cohort of undergraduates to understand how gender, race, and socio-economic status influence academic predilections and course choices. I am a Dissertation Fellow at the Clayman Institute for Gender Research as well as the lab manager for the Pathways Research Lab. In prior years I was a middle school math/science teacher, math coach, and administrator in East San Jose, CA, and also spent several years as an instructor and administrator in higher education. I'm from the Bay Area, love to backpack in the Sierras, and am ready for the pandemic to be over.

Honors & Awards


  • Myra Strober Prize, Michelle R. Clayman Institute for Gender Research (July 2021)
  • Stanford University Community Impact Award, Stanford Alumni Association (June 2020)
  • Teacher of the Year, Pala Middle School, Alum Rock Union School District (June 2010)

Education & Certifications


  • MA, Stanford University, Sociology (2019)
  • M.Ed, Harvard University, School Leadership (2011)
  • Bachelor of Science, Cornell University, Human Development (2005)

Stanford Advisors


Research Interests


  • Educational Policy
  • Equity in Education
  • Gender Issues
  • Higher Education
  • Race and Ethnicity
  • Sociology

Current Research and Scholarly Interests


Her research focuses on inequality and stratification in US higher education. Her dissertation, "Choice and Inequality in US Higher Education" seeks to understand how choice processes mediate consequential social statuses such as class, race, and gender. The dissertation focuses on choices in the first year of college and their impact on educational trajectories, including course choices and extracurricular involvement.

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