I am an assistant professor in the Department of Sociology at Georgetown University. I study inequality and social stratification with a focus on children, families, and neighborhoods. My research examines the consequences of residential mobility and changes in household composition for children's educational outcomes, the neighborhood contexts of child and adolescent development, and the consequences of housing policies for individuals and neighborhoods.
I received a PhD in Sociology & Social Policy at Harvard University, where I was also a doctoral fellow in the Multidisciplinary Program in Inequality and Social Policy. Prior to joining the faculty at Georgetown I was a postdoctoral fellow at the Joint Center for Housing Studies.