I am broadly interested in the transition from high school to postsecondary education and the early years of postsecondary studies for socioeconomically disadvantaged students. I want to understand how students from disadvantaged groups navigate higher education curriculum and institutions. Utilizing my training in econometrics, I apply quasi-experimental methods to large institutional datasets. I am specifically interested in understanding socioeconomic status in higher education via poverty, immigration status, and homelessness.
My research is focused on measuring socioeconomic status and the income-achievement gap in higher education research, especially in STEM fields.
I am interested in considering how students navigate introductory college curriculum. Interventions in the college classroom have been understudied relative to social and campus-wide interventions, and I aim to examine how postsecondary institutions can improve retention and persistence for socioeconomically disadvantaged students, especially in STEM fields.
Research Assistant, California Education Lab, working under Scott Carrell, Michal Kurlaender, and Paco Martorell. Using restricted California student-level data from California Longitudinal Pupil Achievement Data System (CALPADS) to research course-taking behavior, career and technical education, and career readiness
School of Education, UC Davis, 2016-Current
EDU120, Philosophical & Social Foundations of Educations