I am a Ph.D. candidate at the University of California, Berkeley, expecting to graduate in May 2018. I also have a master’s degree in public health from Columbia University and a bachelor’s degree from Oberlin College.
As a cultural sociologist, I am dedicated to understanding the personal experience of meaning-making within structured social participation. I have studied different forms of experience through this lens, including careers, identity narratives, and community attachment. My dissertation is a qualitative study of work in the creative economy. My work has been published in Sociological Perspectives, Culture, Health & Sexuality, and the Journal of Sex Research.
Before coming to Berkeley, I worked professionally as a non-profit fundraiser and project manager, as well as a researcher in public health and community-based social services.