My research focuses on 21st century social and cultural change, with a particular focus on cultural understandings of mental health and social media’s effect on mental wellbeing. Methodologically, I use quantitative survey analysis, age-period-cohort methodologies, interviews, and experiments.
I'm also passionate about making statistics and statistical software approachable to students of all backgrounds. I exercise this passion through my teaching assistantship work at both the graduate and undergraduate levels and through research on effectively integrating statistical software into course curricula.
I have a BA from Wellesley College, where I majored in Sociology and Spanish and wrote my thesis on anxiety in the coming of age process. In addition to my work in the Sociology Department, I work as a graduate research assistant at the Stanford VMWare Women's Leadership Innovation Lab and for the American Voices Project, as a software consultant for Social Science Data and Software (SSDS), and as a Center for Teaching and Learning consultant.