I am currently a postdoctoral researcher with the Saul Zaentz Early Education Initiative at the Harvard Graduate School of Education (HGSE). I am also currently faculty co-chair of HGSE's new Master's Early Childhood Concentration.
My research interests stand at the intersection of quantitative policy analysis and the study of human development. I am particularly interested in understanding what "quality" means in early education settings and how policies and programs can shape quality across the range of early education settings where children spend their time before school entry. This work is in service of improving ongoing efforts to expand and improve early educational opportunities for the youngest learners, particularly those from historically marginalized communities. Prior to beginning graduate school, I taught in a Head Start program in Houston, Texas and then served as an instructional coach for early career teachers in preschool through fifth grade classrooms throughout the city. I hold a B.A. in Economics and International Relations from Tufts University, a Master's degree in Human Development and Psychology from Harvard, and Ph.D. in Education Policy and Program Evaluation from Harvard.
Please find my CV here.