I am a PhD candidate in Sociology at the University of Virginia. Prior to UVa, I received my M.A. in Educational Studies from Tufts University and my B.A. in Sociology from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
My career research agenda builds on three pillars of inquiry: work, consumption, and inequality. I am motivated by the intellectual challenge of understanding and synthesizing social meanings of money, workplace culture, industry ethos, and how culture flows through market transactions.
I'm interested in using human-centric research to solve real-world problems from both academic and industry perspectives. Although I am trained in a variety of methods, I specialize in interviews, content/visual analysis, and ethnography.