I am a current PhD Candidate in Public Policy at the Goldman School of Public Policy at the University of California, Berkeley, a Graduate Student Researcher at the Possibility Lab, a PhD Student Affiliate at The People Lab, and newly, an incoming Assistant Professor of Public Policy and Administration at Colorado State University.
My research interests are in justice system reform, with much of my work focusing on: 1) how to improve the mental health of frontline workers in these systems; 2) understanding how the well-being of frontline workers impacts service delivery to system-impacted populations; and 3) understanding how to improve the well-being of system-impacted individuals and families through specific, direct services or policies. My current projects are on district attorney well-being and decision-making in California, understanding the impact of improving mental health amongst correctional staff, and understanding the relationship between institutional violence, prison management practices, and resident involvement in programming.
I am an avid instructor and have previously been a teaching assistant for Statistics for Program Evaluation and Risk & Optimization Models for Public Policy. I love teaching quantitative methods and statistics in particular - there are few things I find more joy in than supporting students in their endeavors to identify empirically-driven solutions to the public administration and policy problems they care deeply about solving, and quantitative methods are an important (but not sole) component of building that evidence basis.
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