I am a Ph.D. candidate in Education Policy and Program Evaluation at Harvard University. My research interest centers on the evaluation of policies affecting neighborhood and school factors that influence student outcomes and challenge racial and socioeconomic inequities. Projects I am currently focusing on include: identifying the effect of exposure to violent crime; exploring how students' social networks influence absenteeism; evaluating the impacts of changes to school-assignment policies; and how positive externalities of school desegregation may promote racial equity in the labor market.
Prior to beginning my degree, I worked at the Center for Education Policy Research at Harvard. There I served in many roles for different projects, including primary research analyst, data and project manager, coauthor and presenter of findings, and liaison to project partners. Outside of research, I enjoy baking sourdough bread, playing ultimate frisbee, and cuddling with my elderly long-haired dachshund.