Media & Public Service

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.