I am a PhD Candidate in the joint program in sociology and management and organizations at the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University. My primary research interests span the domains of organizational studies, philanthropy, social networks, and inequality.

In my dissertation project I use statistical analysis and qualitative methods (in-depth interviews and ethnography) to understand how and why companies use different non-market strategies to manage their impressions. My other research streams explore organizational values and changes in social networks after joining new organizations or project teams. See my research page for information on on-going projects.

Before entering graduate school, I was an AmeriCorps member in Boulder, CO and the executive director of the I Have A Dream Foundation of Newark, NJ. I hold a BA degree in sociology and a math minor from the University of Michigan. I was born and raised in Ypsilanti, MI where I developed Midwestern pride and an allegiance to Detroit sports.