Curriculum Vitae

Areas of Specialization
Transnational sociology; race/ethnicity; gender; homonationalism; and the impacts of globalization

Education
2015 M.A. Department of Sociology, University of California, Davis
Designated Emphasis: Feminist Theory and Research

2011 B.A. Department of Psychology, University of Notre Dame
2011 Minor Poverty Studies, Interdisciplinary Minor Program, University of Notre Dame

Awards
2011 Mel Bautista Service Award
2011 Student Leadership Award
2009 Doan Scholar
2007 Balfour Scholar

Employment History
2015 Paid Organizer, UAW 2865, Berkeley, California
2015 Assistant Instructor, Department of Sociology, University of California, Davis
2014 Graduate Researcher, Department of Sociology, University of California, Davis
2012-2014 Teaching Assistant, Department of Sociology, University of California, Davis
2011-2012 Research Assistant, Department of Sociology, University of Notre Dame
2010-2011 Huddle Employee, University of Notre Dame
2009 Naturalist Assistant, Indiana Department of Natural Resources, Indianapolis,         Indiana
2007-2008 Front Desk Assistant, Center for the Homeless, South Bend, Indiana

Internships
2011 “No Parent Left Behind” Intern
– Pursued extra research training in qualitative research
– Conducted community research with children in a school environment
2009 Riverside School Abroad Internship
– Developed a greater understanding of the practice and policy behind special education in the United Kingdom
– Gained hands on knowledge from working in a classroom with 13-18 year olds.

Research
2014-2015 Primary Researcher, Department of Sociology, University of California, Davis
2008-2009 Research Assistant, Social Cognition Lab, Department of Psychology, University of Notre Dame
– Researched sexism and racial identity through survey, online, and quantitative methods.
– Involved in measurement recalibration and accuracy measurement.
– Coded data obtained from multiple sources of information including Qualtrics, paper surveys, and various psychological measures.
– Conducted data collection off-site in a community setting.

Teaching Experience
2015 Assistant Instructor, Social Relationships, University of California, Davis
2014 Teaching Assistant, Race Relations, University of California, Davis
2013 Teaching Assistant, African American Politics, Society, and Culture, Univ. of California, Davis
2012 Teaching Assistant, Social Problems, University of California, Davis
2012 Teaching Assistant, Global Social Problems, University of California, Davis
2008-2009 Tutor, Theology and Science Literacy, University of Notre Dame

Guest Lecturer
2015 “Introduction to Sex and Gender” in Introduction to Sociology
2014 “Cultural Development Projects: Identity, Sexuality, and Governance” in Sexual Stratification and Politics
2014 “Global Ideologies: Colonialism, Identity, and Sexuality” in Industrialization and Social Change
2013 “Introducing a Sociology of Race” in Introduction to Sociology
2013 “Revising History/Creating Culture: Queer Black Experience” in African American Politics, Society, and Culture

Service
2014-Present Head Steward, UAW 2865, University of California, Davis
2014-Present Secretary, Gay and Lesbian Alumni of Notre Dame and Saint Mary’s
2014 Social Chair, Sociology Department, University of California, Davis
2010-2011 Core Council Member, University of Notre Dame
2010-2011 AllianceND President, University of Notre Dame
2010-2011 FIREstarter, Gender Relations Center, University of Notre Dame
2010 International Summer Service Learning Program (ISSLP) participant, Chennai, India

Professional Affiliations
2014-Present Association of Black Sociologists
2013-Present American Sociological Association

Languages
English: Native Speaker
Spanish: Intermediate proficiency
Hindi: Basic proficiency