(she/her/hers) is a current doctoral student of Sociology at Indiana University, Bloomington. As a graduate student, her research focuses on the structural and social determinants of health inequalities through intersectional and critical race praxes. In particular, she is interested in examining the health and well-being of underrepresented racial minorities (URMs) at the intersections of race, gender, and class, as well as how URMs engage in help-seeking behaviors while in white institutions and perceive the utility and quality of healthcare services. Her goal is to produce research that informs policies that could lead to more inclusive, equitable, accessible, and racially conscious healthcare in the United States.
Previously, she worked as a research assistant on projects looking at the formation of youth suicide clusters, stress monitoring in individuals with symptoms of major depressive disorder and generalized anxiety disorder, and the effects of police brutality on Black women’s well-being. She is recognized as a member of Psi Chi, the International Honor Society in Psychology (2019), a Graduate Scholars Fellow by the College of Arts and Sciences at Indiana University (2020), and a National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellow (2022). In 2019, she received a Bachelor of Science in Psychology and a minor in Inequality and Society at The Ohio State University with honors and a Master of Arts in Sociology at Indiana University in 2022.