About Me

I study the political and social dimensions of public education policymaking, particularly regarding market-oriented education reforms, such as charter schools and other forms of school choice. I am interested in how education policies and advocacy processes related to market-based reforms impact educational equity and democracy, particularly among minoritized communities. My recent research examines progressive and community-based charter schools, the experiences of students of color with disabilities in charter schools, and the politics surrounding policymakers’ use of research. My work has been featured on the Have You Heard podcast.

I am the Ann Plato Diversity Postdoctoral Fellow at Trinity College in Hartford, Connecticut. At Trinity, I am affiliated with the Programs in Educational Studies and Public Policy & Law.

I received my Ph.D in Education Policy from the Graduate School of Education at the University of California, Berkeley. Prior to pursuing doctoral studies, I taught middle and high school English in New York City and worked as a policy research assistant at Teachers College, Columbia University. I received my BA in English and Creative Writing from Barnard College, my MS in Teaching (Adolescent English) from Pace University, and my MA in Education Policy from UC Berkeley.