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 primary 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, 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.
I received my PhD in Sociology from UC San Diego in 2020.