About me

I am a Demographer and an Assistant Professor in the Department of Human Ecology at the University of California, Davis.

I am interested in spatial demography, or more broadly, the connections between people and places.  Neighborhoods play a central role in my research, and is a theme that unifies many of the projects across my primary research domains.  At the broadest spatial scale, I study the consequences of large-scale urban trends and interventions.  Moving down the geographic ladder, I examine the causes and consequences of neighborhood inequality with a specific focus on how schools influence neighborhood processes and vice versa.   At the individual level, I investigate the determinants and consequences of migration and residential mobility with a particular focus on adolescents and young adults.

I hold a PhD in Demography from the University of California, Berkeley and an MS in Statistics from Stanford University.  Prior to coming to UC Davis, I held postdoctoral fellowships at the Center for Research on Inequalities and the Life Course at Yale University and the Spatial Sciences Institute at the University of Southern California.