Hello! I am a political scientist studying education, philanthropy and policy. I am an Assistant Professor of Political Science at The College of New Jersey. Prior to joining the faculty at TCNJ, I was a Postdoctoral Fellow at the Center on Philanthropy and Civil Society at Stanford University.

I recently received my PhD from Brown University, where I was a Graduate Fellow in Community Engaged Scholarship at the Swearer Center and a Graduate Assistant at the Taubman Center for American Politics and Policy. I received my B.A. in History and Political Science from St. Mary’s College of Maryland, and my M.A. in Urban Education Policy and Political Science from Brown University. Prior to attending Brown, I worked for a nonprofit focused on college access for low-income students in the Boston Public Schools.