I am a fifth year PhD student in Social Work at the Brown School, where I was a pre-doctoral fellow at the National Institute of Mental Health T32 program (2016-2019) and the Clark-Fox Policy Institute (2017-2018). My research focuses on the relationship between father involvement and child support policy. Recent research projects include the Fathers Support Center Evaluation Project. I currently serve as a member of two fatherhood policy advocacy groups, the Michigan Action for Father Involvement and the Metro Detroit Fatherhood Policy group. From 2017-2018, I was a Graduate Student Senate Senator and a member of the Graduate Student Health Committee. Prior to joining the PhD program, I served as a social worker and case manager in community-based health and mental health, and school-based settings throughout New York City. I earned a BA from the University of Michigan in 2006, and an MSW from Columbia University in 2012.