I grew up in Houston, TX and studied sociology at The University of Texas at Austin. There, I was the editor-in-chief of the first ever undergraduate sociology research journal, Sociological Insight. Since then, I’ve been conducting research at Stanford University, where I’m currently a PhD candidate in sociology (expected in spring 2020). I also serve as a regional director on the American Voices Project, a 5,000-household nation-wide qualitative study run by Stanford’s Center on Poverty and Inequality.
My research focuses on the intersections of gender, family, and work. I’m interested in how men and women negotiate the division of paid work and household labor. I design survey experiments to understand public opinion on gender roles within the family and labor market. I’ve also done research on gender roles in same-sex and different-sex romantic relationships, looking at variation in relationship transitions and sexual behavior.
Last year, I was a graduate fellow at Stanford’s Clayman Institute for Gender Research and the Institute for Research in the Social Sciences (IRiSS). I’ve also worked with Professor Michael Rosenfeld in collecting qualitative and quantitative data on romantic relationships, through the project How Couples Meet and Stay Together (HCMST). Additionally, I’ve been involved in a number of interdisciplinary research groups, including the Laboratory for the Study of American Values, led by Professors Paul Sniderman and Mike Tomz, and the Political Psychology Research Group (PPRG), led by Professor Jon Krosnick.
My work has been supported with funding from the Stanford Center on Poverty and Inequality (CPI) as well as Stanford’s Diversity Dissertation Research Opportunity (DDRO) and Graduate Research Opportunity (GRO).