I study stratification in education and the labor market. Some of my current work looks at the potential of school choice policies to attenuate or exacerbate patterns of inequality and segregation in public K-12 education. I am also interested in students' nontraditional pathways to and through postsecondary education, including a focus on older adults who return to school. Additional projects examine the implications of workplace institutions and practices -- including unions and wage secrecy policies -- for workers' wages.
I am an assistant professor in the Sociology Department at the University of Western Ontario, as well as a Senior Research Affiliate with the Center on Reinventing Public Education at the University of Washington. I earned my PhD in sociology from the University of Washington.