About Me

I am a PhD candidate in the Department of Sociology at Columbia University. My research interests include gender, race, punishment, and organizations. My work to date analyzes transgender people’s experiences of incarceration and reentry, the organization of transgender kinship, sexual violence, and parole board decision making. Click here to read more about my research and published work.

At Columbia I am a Dean’s Diversity Fellow and Zuckerman Dissertation Fellow. My research has been supported by the Center for Engaged Scholarship.

Before beginning my doctoral studies, I worked at a high school in the San Francisco Bay Area and performed as a dancer. I am currently a member of Survived & Punished NY, where I organize to free criminalized survivors of gender violence. In my free time I enjoy reading fiction, taking walks with my dog, and eating vegan food with friends.


  • M.A. Sociology, Columbia University, 2016
  • M.A. Women’s & Gender Studies, Rutgers University, 2015
  • B.A. History and Gender Studies (double major), Scripps College