I graduated from Duke University in 2019 where I studied psychology, human development, and education. While at Duke, I was involved with club ultimate, Camp Kesem, and research. I worked with Dr. David Goldston at the Center for the Study of Suicide Prevention and Intervention and Dr. Sarah Gaither at the Identity & Diversity Lab. Following my time at Duke, I worked as a research assistant for Dr. Kate Guthrie at Brown University, where I gained experience in qualitative data collection and analysis on the topics of sexual and reproductive health. I also worked as a research assistant for Dr. Kimberly Nelson at the Boston University School of Public Health, where I became passionate about youth engaged research.
I am currently a student in the joint Clinical–Developmental Psychology Ph.D. program at the University of Pittsburgh working with Dr. Sophia Choukas-Bradley. I am interested in using quantitative and qualitative research methods to study LGBTQ+ adolescent development, with a focus on sexual health. I received a National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship in 2023. In the future, I hope to develop community informed interventions to address health disparities impacting LGBTQ+ adolescents. I care deeply about advocacy, and I hope to use my research to inform progressive policy.
In my free time, I love to play ultimate frisbee, go thrifting, read, and listen to podcasts. I feel very connected to Baldwin Scholars and am very grateful for the lifelong program!