Selected Op-Eds and Commentary
"Wrong Time to Reduce Funding to Rhode Island College," Providence Journal, July 2020
"The Fight for $15 and College Access, Providence Journal, February 2020
"An Open Letter to Providence Mayor Jorge Elorza on Privatizing Our Water Supply,” UpriseRI, April 2018
"RI Policy vs. Citizens’ Religious Beliefs,” Providence Journal February 2015
Selected Media Coverage & Interviews
"Where Do Students Go After College Graduation?," Academic Minute, WAMC Radio, June 2021
"Dozens testify against the Wyatt in Senate Committee meeting," UpriseRI, May 2021
"R.I.’s 3 public colleges, facing big budget shortfalls, cut staff and salaries to stay afloat, Providence Journal, August 2020
"The Womxn Project holds panel on state funded healthcare prohibitions against paying for abortion services," UpriseRI, January 2020
"Plugging the Drain: Getting Millennials to #ChooseRI,"The College Hill Independent, February 2019
"Providence City Council approves police anti-profiling measure," WPRI, June 2017<
"Striking Out at NYU," Chronicle of Higher Education, October 2006<
Selected Public Service
I am a member of the Research-to-Policy Collaborative Rapid Response Network, providing support to legislative offices on evidence-based policy. I am also a member of the Advisory Council for the Center for Advanced Practice at Adoption RI, where I have contributed to research on the educational & labor market outcomes of those who have spent time in foster care.
I frequently give expert legislative testimony at the Rhode Island General Assembly and public comment to boards and commissions on issues related to my areas of expertise and organized a workshop for the 2021 American Sociological Association Annual Meeting on giving legislative testimony as a sociologist.
Within the discipline of sociology, I have served in a variety of section and editorial positions. Most recently, I have joined the Program Reviewers and Consultants group and have been elected to the Mentoring Committee of the Collective Behavior and Social Movements section.