About Me

I am a Ph.D. candidate in Sociology at UC Berkeley. In my research, I explore two broad themes: on one hand, how socioeconomically advantaged families are able to maintain and extend their advantages; on the other hand, how precarious work conditions play an increasingly important role in the lives of marginalized populations. My research has been published or is forthcoming in the American Sociological Review, Social Forces, RSF: The Russell Sage Journal of the Social Sciences, Social Science Quarterly, and the Journal of Monetary Economics.

My dissertation builds on work that documents the outsize role affluent homeowners play in fighting new housing development by examining how the responsiveness of local housing supply to increases in housing demand affects household-level inequality.

My research has been funded by the National Science Foundation, the Institute for Research on Labor and Employment, and the UC Berkeley Opportunity Lab, and has received awards from the American Sociological Association Family Section, IPUMS, and the Tobin Project.