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I strive to ignite social change through critical gender research. My research agenda aims to understand and alleviate sexism, racism, and inequalities in STEM fields including  technology and engineering, and I have worked with various organizations on the design of inclusive networking and diversity programs. Please contact me if you or your organization is interested in such a collaboration.

I am currently a Postdoctoral Researcher with the UMass Amherst ADVANCE team, part of the National Science Foundation (NSF) Institutional Transformation Program. ADVANCE aims to address inequities amongst STEM faculty by developing systemic and sustainable change initiatives. UMass ADVANCE combines social science research with programming to support gender and racial equity and inclusion specifically through the power of collaboration. This role builds on my previous position as a Virtual Visiting Scholar with the Association for Women in Science's ADVANCE Resource Coordination Network.

Finally, I have worked closely with Sociologists for Women in Society and Signs: Journal of Women in Culture and Society in their public feminist initiatives. At Signs, I helped develop open-access resources through the Feminist Public Intellectuals Project, translating feminist research to broader audiences. Most recently, I have been focusing on the issue of sexual harassment both in my research and service. I co-organized a 2018 conference titled, Higher Ed in the Era of #MeToo, sponsored by the Boston-area Consortium for Graduate Studies in Gender, Culture, Women, and Sexuality. I also have assisted the ASA Working Group on Harassment on compiling member resources.