Welcome! I am a PhD candidate in Sociology at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. I completed my M.S. in Sociology at the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 2019.
I study the social and material production of neighborhoods and how residential communities understand, enact, and secure rights in urban space. My research has been funded by the National Science Foundation and the Institute for Regional and International Studies at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
Prior to graduate school, I was a Fulbright Student Scholar in Mexico City where I conducted research on urbanization and squatters movements in the city during the late 20th century. I also coordinated policy research, educational outreach, and organizing efforts related to international labor recruitment and temporary employment visas at the Centro de los Derechos del Migrante. I have also been involved in community and student-worker organizing with USAS.
I am originally from Seattle, Washington, and I enjoy being creative and exploring the outdoors in my spare time.