Originally from Cincinnati, Ohio, I received my Bachelor’s degree in Sociology (Minors: International Studies and Social Justice Studies) from Northern Kentucky University in 2020. I am currently a PhD student in the Department of Sociology at the Florida State University.
Aside from my doctoral studies, I currently serve as the Listserv Manager for Sociology of Population Section of the American Sociological Association (ASA).
My first major as a freshman in college wasn’t sociology, however, my love for research did start as an undergraduate ever since I switched my major. As an undergraduate, I completed a number of independent research projects outside of class related to the immigrant youth experience. Before the COVID-19 pandemic, I presented my independent research at conferences and submitted those papers for undergraduate paper competition to which I won first place at the 2020 Anthropologists and Sociologists of Kentucky (ASK) and at the Southern Demographic Association (SDA) in 2019. Amongst all that, I was fortunate to be able to participate in a Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) Program at the University of Texas at Austin’s Population Research Center in 2019 doing research in race, ethnicity, and family demography.