I am a Ph.D. candidate in the sociology department at Indiana University. My research focuses on the ways that higher education both reflects and shapes social stratification in the United States. In particular, I examine public perceptions of the role that higher education plays in personal success and social stratification in America, along with class- and gender-based differences in student experiences and outcomes.
My work relies on different types of quantitative and survey methodologies. For example, I analyze secondary datasets, including nationally representative longitudinal studies and large-scale student experience surveys. I also collect my own data by designing and conducting original survey experiments and public opinion surveys.
I am the recipient of a Young Investigators award from Time-Sharing Experiments for the Social Sciences (NSF SES 1628057). My research is also supported by the Pathways through College Research Network (NSF DUE 1317196 and NSF DUE 1317206), the Midwest Sociological Society, and the Indiana University Graduate School. My research appears in Social Science Research, The Sociological Quarterly, American Educational Research Journal, and other outlets.