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I was born and raised in Houston, TX. My neighborhood was hypersegregated with most living around the poverty line. Living there, I saw the social control mechanisms used by the police, school officials, and local politicians to reproduce racial and gendered inequality. During my studies at Beloit College, where I earned my B.A. in sociology, I began to understand those social forces and want to examine how these forces reproduce inequality.

Currently, I am a PhD candidate in the sociology department at the University of Georgia. I earned my Masters in sociology at the University of Houston and a graduate certificate in women studies. Using qualitative and quantitative methods, I examine how social inequality is reproduced through incarceration, the reentry process, and racialization.



2023 (Expected)

Ph.D. Sociology, University of Georiga


M.A. Sociology, University of Houston

2016 Graduate Certificate in Women's Studies, University of Houston


B.A. Sociology, Beloit College

Awards, Scholarships, and Grants

  • 2021 Small Grant Award ($1,085), University of Georgia

  • 2020 ICPSR Diversity Scholarship ($8,000), ICPSR, University of Michigan

  • 2020 Innovative and Interdisciplinary Research Grant ($2,000), University of Georgia

  • 2020 Summer Doctoral Research Assistantship ($3,500), University of Georgia

  • 2020 Scott R. Eliason Award ($500), University of Arizona

  • 2015-2018 Student Advisory Board Editor, Social Problems Journal

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