I am a Postdoctoral Research Associate at the Annenberg Institute at Brown University.
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 received my PhD in Education Policy from the University of Virginia. 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 also 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.