I am a sociologist of religion and education driven by the following question: How do life course patterns differ based on people’s gender, ethnicity, race, social class, and religious upbringing?
In my current brook project, God, Grades, and Graduation: How Religion Helps and Hinders Academic Success (Under Contract with Oxford University Press), I examine how adolescents' religious commitments shape their educational journeys.
I am currently a postdoctoral fellow at the Stanford Center on Longevity. In fall 2021, I will join the Jewish Studies faculty at Tulane University as the Chair of Contemporary American Jewry.
I earned my PhD in Sociology of Education & Jewish Studies from Stanford University. I also earned a Masters in International Education Development from Columbia University’s Teachers College, and a Bachelors in Business Administration from Emory University.
I am a former Institute for Education Sciences fellow and Wexner/Davidson fellow, and I worked for several years as a management consultant and program evaluator. I recently served on the Board of the Consortium for Applied Studies in Jewish Education (CASJE) and I am an affiliate of the Mandel Center for Studies in Jewish Education at Brandeis University.