Research and Teaching Interests

I am a Postdoctoral Fellow at the Population Research Center at the University of Texas at Austin. I completed my Ph.D. in Sociology from the University of Washington in 2015. My research interests include racial/ethnic inequality, immigration, education, urban sociology, and quantitative methods.

My individual and collaborative work examines racial/ethnic differences in exposure to disadvantaged school and neighborhood conditions, and assesses the impact of this contextual inequality on racial/ethnic stratification. I am particularly interested in understanding how the attributes of immigrant-receiving contexts, including states, neighborhoods, and schools, influence the educational and health outcomes of children and adolescents of Mexican origin.