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2019 - Present

University of Iowa College of Education

PhD; Schools, Culture, and Society

Department of Educational Policy and Leadership Studies

2015 - 2019

University of Iowa

BA; Ethics and Public Policy

BA; Philosophy with Honors

BBA; Economics 

With Highest Distinction and University Honors

Research and Evaluation Experience

  • Joined the evaluation team for the Iowa Watershed Approach (IWA), a $97 million project funded by HUD

  • Collaboratively designed and distributed surveys to monitor program implementation and the challenges faced by program administrators

  • Conducted evaluation interviews with program administrators and participants

  • Synthesized collected data to create practical reports for program leaders and funding organization

  • Created engaging graphics for annual reports, including timelines of major events and graphical representations of major findings

University of Iowa College of Education

Center for Evaluation and Assessment

Graduate Assistant

2021 - Present

2019 - 2020

Evaluation Associate

University of Iowa Honors Program

  • Utilized student survey and administrative data to assess students’ experiences

  • Advised a group of undergraduate students to prepare a diversity, equity, and inclusion

    action plan for the program and create a student advisory board on DEI

  • Developed new strategies to assess student knowledge of and experiences in the program

  • Coordinated with students and colleagues to create student learning outcomes, improve

    retention, and promote diversity and inclusion through a new, unified strategic plan


Graduate Research Fellow

Equity Implemented Partnership

University of Iowa Public Policy Center 

Iowa City Community School District

  • Provided literature reviews and research-informed recommendations to the school district to guide policy implementation in the areas of school climate, equity, and inclusion

  • Evaluated the effectiveness of a three-year implicit bias training program implemented across the entire school district

  • Communicated research findings to teachers, principals, and administrators through presentations and reports

  • Analyzed qualitative and quantitative data, including administrative and survey data

Teaching and Advising Experience

2020 - 2021

Teaching Assistant

Foundations of Education

University of Iowa Department of Educational Policy and Leadership Studies

2017 - 2019

Peer Mentor

University of Iowa Honors Program


Teaching Assistant

Legislative Policy Seminar

University of Iowa Department of Political Science

2016 - 2018

Peer Mentor/Teaching Assistant

College of Business Seminar

University of Iowa Tippie College of Business

Technical Skills

Web design



Microsoft Office Suite (Including Excel and Access)

Survey methods


Professional Service

Graduate Representative, President’s Charter Committee on Diversity & Inclusion (2020–Present)

Member, UI Undergraduate Fellowships Interview Committee (2020–Present)

Web Editor, Moral Development and Education SIG, AERA (2020–Present)

President, Bertrand Russell Society, Iowa Chapter (2019–2020)

Grant Reviewer, UI Graduate and Professional Student Government (2019–2020)

Member, University of Iowa Honors Program Steering Committee (2019–2020)

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