I am a PhD Candidate in Policy Analysis at the Pardee RAND Graduate School and Assistant Policy Researcher at the RAND Corporation.
My research uses quantitative data analysis and applied econometrics to explore how public policy can promote, or unintentionally prevent, upward social mobility of disadvantaged populations. In my dissertation research, I examine the intersection of immigration policy, criminal law, and ethnic/racial inequality with three interrelated studies. These projects consider the economic and social impact of restrictive immigration policy and perceptions of heightened immigration enforcement.
Research interests: Urban inequality, Labor and social mobility, Immigration policy and criminal law, Immigration enforcement, Crime reporting and victimization, Education and health policy