I am a doctoral candidate in education policy at the University of Virginia, School of Education and Human Development. In Fall 2021, I will be joining the Annenberg Institute at Brown University as Postdoctoral Research Associate.
I study policies and interventions that promote stability and well-being for young children and the individuals who teach and care for them. In one line of research, I focus on how organizational stability and working conditions influence teaching and learning in early childhood education settings. In another line of research, I examine families' early childhood education decision-making and study levers for supporting their search for and participation in these programs. My research integrates the innovative use of existing datasets as well as data collection through research-practice partnerships.
I am a 2020-21 AERA Minority Dissertation Fellow and a 2020 APPAM Equity and Inclusion Student Fellow, I am also a former Institute of Education Sciences pre-doctoral fellow. Prior to graduate school, I was assistant teacher (and later, assistant director) at a franchised, after-school math and reading enrichment program for young children.
I am a member of the Study of Early Education through Partnerships lab. To learn more about our research, our partnerships, and our team, please visit our website. Please also feel free to contact me using the social icons below.