I am a fifth-year Ph.D. candidate in Educational Psychology: Applied Developmental Science in the School of Education and Human Development at the University of Virginia. Currently, I am a Southern Regional Education Board (SREB) dissertation fellow and a former Institute of Educations Sciences (IES) pre-doctoral fellow.

My research focuses on the identity development, socialization, and schooling experiences of Black girls and women. In particular, my dissertation research focuses on the experiences of Black women student athletes.

Prior to beginning graduate school, I spent a year working as a project coordinator in Motivate Lab, and two years as a lab manager in the Language Development Lab and Wilbourn Infant Lab at Duke University (WILD). I received my B.A. Psychology and a certificate in Human development from Duke University.