I am an assistant professor in the School of Criminology & Criminal Justice at Northeastern University. My research interests include criminal record stigma, desistance from crime, and how people evaluate positive credentials alongside criminal records.
I received my Ph.D. in Criminal Justice from the University at Albany and I hold a MA and BA in Sociology from the University of Delaware. I was a 2016-2017 National Institute of Justice Graduate Research Fellow, and I was a recipient of the University at Albany, SUNY Distinguished Doctoral Dissertation Award in 2018. In 2019 I received the Outstanding Young Experimental Criminologist Award from the Division of Experimental Criminology/Academy of Experimental Criminology.
Before returning to graduate school, I was a research associate at the Urban Institute for three years, where I was involved in data collection, project management, and qualitative and quantitative data analysis.