I graduated from the University of Virginia with a B.A. in Political & Social Thought and Anthropology in 2014. I then served as a project manager and research assistant at The Hastings Center, a bioethics research institute, for two years before beginning my M.A. in Social Science at the University of Chicago. Now, as a student in the doctoral program of Anthropology at Yale University, I am focused on sociocultural and medical anthropology. Among other honors, my academic work has received the generous support of the National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship Program (2016 - 2021).
Research interests include: power and knowledge production; critiques of capitalism; material culture; neo-Marxism and political economy; feminist theory; race, class, gender; opioid use; Appalachia.