Welcome! I am a Postdoctoral Fellow at the Poverty and Inequality Research Lab (PIRL) at Johns Hopkins University under the direction of Professors Stefanie DeLuca and Kathryn Edin.
My research focuses on the impacts of poverty and neighborhood disadvantage for low-income families. I am interested in how public policies can be leveraged to address parental stress, maltreatment risk, housing insecurity, poverty, and other household problems that threaten family well-being and stability. My dissertation research was funded by a Doris Duke Fellowship for the Promotion of Child Well-Being.
I received my Ph.D. in Social Welfare from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 2016, where I was a Research Assistant at the Institute for Research on Poverty (IRP). My bachelor's degree is from the University of Kansas and I received my master's degrees in social work and public policy from the University of Minnesota.