I am a PhD candidate in the Department of Sociology at UC San Diego. I am on the job market this Fall, and I will defend my dissertation in the Spring of 2020.
I study psychological health and well-being in work, with specific interests in organizations and gender inequalities. I am trained as a cultural economic sociologist.
My dissertation research focuses on perceptions of precarity and the pursuit of passion within professional work. I analyze the relationship between individual agency and structural constraints, in an effort to promote more equitable access to economic opportunity and psychological well-being at work.
In a secondary collaborative project, I study patient attitudes towards illness and treatment.
I am also deeply interested in race and ethnicity, with particular interests in effective pedagogy and race work both within and outside the classroom.
My research has been funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF), UC San Diego Chancellors Research Excellence Scholarship (CRES), and the UC San Diego Department of Sociology Summer Research Grant.