I am a Visiting Assistant Professor of Sociology at Bucknell University. My research interests include urban homelessness, neighborhood effects, and racial-ethnic inequalities in the present-day United States. I am an award-winning instructor with teaching interests including introductory sociology, social inequality, urban sociology, strategies for writing effective academic prose, and introductory statistics and methods. In the broadest sense, I consider myself an inequality scholar focused on understanding how practical applications of social theory and methods can help us to develop frameworks for social progress. This focus permeates both my research and teaching.

I received my Ph.D. from Cornell University in August 2019. I hold an M.A. in sociology from Cornell University (2016) and a B.A. in sociology from the State University of New York College at Geneseo (2012). Before entering graduate school, I worked as a rapid rehousing specialist and case manager for clients experiencing homelessness in Mercer County, NJ.