Education; Health and Well-being; Rural, Suburban, and Urban Sociology; Children and Youth; Ethnography; Race, Class, and Gender; Community-Engaged Research
B.A., San Diego State University
I broadly study how organizations reproduce social inequity and how they regenerate social equity. My current projects include community-based research and mentoring through the Santa Barbara County Latinx and Indigenous Migrant COVID-19 Response Task Force and an in-depth interview study of a high school on the West Coast. My graduate work is funded by the UCSB Center for Publicly Engaged Scholarship, the Family Service Agency of Santa Barbara County, the National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellow Program, the Segal AmeriCorps Education Award, the UCSB Regents Fellowship, the Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society, and the California State University Chancellor's Doctoral Incentive Program. Before embarking on a PhD, I worked for two years as a youth mentor and after-school teacher in K-12 schools on the West Coast of the U.S.
Links to previously published work:
"Rethinking the School Closure Research: School Closure as Spatial Injustice" https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/abs/10.3102/0034654319877151
"'I Was Pushed Out of School': Social and Emotional Approaches to a Youth Promotion Program" https://journals.sfu.ca/cvj/index.php/cvj/article/view/69