I strive to ignite social change through critical intersectional 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 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. We have collaborated with colleges and universities across the country on evidence-based supports for diverse faculty during the COVID-19 pandemic, with a focus on equitable faculty evaluations. My current role builds on my previous position as a Virtual Visiting Scholar with the Association for Women in Science's ADVANCE Resource Coordination Network.
I have worked closely with organizations on their public scholarship initiatives, including the Association for Women in Science, Sociologists for Women in Society and Signs: Journal of Women in Culture and Society. I aim to translate my research to broader audiences, including writing open access reports, campus tools, and columns for Inside Higher Ed. I have also given online webinars connecting my research findings to practice. Finally, at Signs, I helped develop open-access resources through the Feminist Public Intellectuals Project.