State of Origin: I am originally from Akron, Ohio.
Department: I am currently a graduate student in the Department of Sociology
About me: I started my undergraduate career as chemical engineering major because I excelled at math and science in high school. Very quickly, I found my heart wasn’t in this field, and, eventually, I found Sociology. This discipline allowed me to incorporate my skills (i.e. mathematics) and questioning nature into a career.
Currently, I am doctoral student in the Department of Sociology at the University of Iowa. My broad research areas within sociology are social psychology and gender. I am a trained experimentalist and analyze national representative survey data. My dissertation focuses on the intersection of social class and gender. I am interested in how social class affects gendered self-meanings from adolescence and into young adulthood. Moreover, I want to investigate how social class and gender expression affect interaction.
Working as: I am teaching and research assistant in the Department of Sociology.
I could talk about these topics:
Why knowing statistics is important – People using stats to lie and fool people
Research Methods – quantitative
Influence in groups
What is sociology?
What is social psychology?
Gender in society
How the situation affects behavior
Social Problems in the US
and many more...