I am a Demographer 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 life course determinants of residential mobility and their consequences for neighborhood attainment 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 at 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.