Passionate about designing and executing rigorous higher education research projects that can help faculty and administrators address longstanding inequalities and improve student experiences and outcomes. I am currently working as an Associate Director of Research and Evaluation at the Belk Center for Community College Leadership and Research at NC State, where I primarily manage the PACE Climate Survey for Community Colleges which is designed to assess employee perceptions and satisfaction with various aspects of the campus climate. I completed my PhD in Higher Education and Organizational Change at UCLA, where my dissertation research explored poor and working-class college students' interactions with faculty and whether such interactions improved academic outcomes, with a special focus on racial/ethnic differences among poor and working-class students. While at UCLA, I also worked as a research analyst on the BRAID Research project that explored the efforts of 15 universities to diversify their computing courses and majors. In my previous experience at the Newcomb College Institute I had the unique opportunity to use my B.A. in Gender and Sexuality Studies to manage the Newcomb Scholars Program, a competitive, four-year, co-curricular program for undergraduate women, focused on developing their leadership, research, and writing skills.
2022 journal article
Can Computing Be Diversified on "Principles" Alone? Exploring the Role of AP Computer Science Courses in Students' Major and Career Intentions
ACM TRANSACTIONS ON COMPUTING EDUCATION, 22(2).
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