I am an Assistant Professor in the Department of Sociology at Rice University. I have broad research interests in social and spatial inequality, a substantive focus on residential segregation, and methodological expertise in computational social science and quantitative methods.
My research integrates a classic sociological interest in the social organization of cities and the development of innovative methods to address fundamental questions about the spatial structure of residential segregation, the causes and consequences of segregation at different geographic scales, and the role of the built environment in segregation processes.
I was awarded a James S. McDonnell Foundation Postdoctoral Fellowship Award in Studying Complex Systems, which funded my postdoctoral research at the Department of Sociology at Princeton University. I received a Ph.D. in Sociology from Yale University , and a B.A. and M.P.A. from George Washington University. I have previously held positions as a Presidential Management Fellow and Research Analyst at the U.S. Department of Transportation, Brookings Institution, and Government Accountability Office.