I am a Sociologist and Demographer studying childbearing and family relationships in the U.S. Currently, I am an assistant professor in the Sociology Department at the University of South Carolina.
My research is focused on two main areas. First, I study decision-making around childbearing, including attitudes towards children, parity desires, and unintended pregnancy. Second, I study the exchange of resource within families, including financial transfers to young adults, caregiving support to older adults, and qualities of intergenerational relationships.
Prior to coming to USC, I received my Ph.D. from the University of Pennsylvania and completed a postdoctoral fellowship at the University of Michigan.
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