I am a Postdoctoral Research Associate with the Education Policy Initiative at Carolina. I am driven by a vision of a world in which all young people, regardless of their background, are provided the tools they need to thrive on their individual journey to adulthood. To bring this vision to life, I conduct research examining the impacts of educational policies, especially those that aim to affect students’ transition through high school and into college and their initial careers. This includes study of high school dual-enrollment, Early College High Schools, and COVID recovery efforts.

Previously, I worked as a Social Research Specialist at UNC Charlotte’s Urban Institute, where I conducted partner-driven evaluations of local education, government, and social service programs. I earned a Ph.D. in Public Policy from UNC Chapel Hill in 2022, an MSW from UNC Chapel Hill in 2016, and a BA in Psychology from Boston College in 2013.

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