About Me

I am currently accepting doctoral students in Human Development. Students whose research interests align with mine are encouraged to apply.

I am an Assistant Professor in the Counseling & Educational Psychology department with an appointment in Human Development. I received my Ph.D. in Educational Psychology, Measurement, and Evaluation from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

My research interests include psychological and contextual influences related to the schooling experiences of historically marginalized adolescents and emerging adults, particularly rural, Black, and LGBTQ+ students. More specifically, I am interested in how family and school contexts, especially STEM-related contexts, interact with students' motivation, feelings of belonging, performance, and persistence across high school and into college.