I am a PhD Student in Sociology at the University of Pittsburgh. My research seeks to answer the broad question: How are members of the Black Middle Class civically engaged? This research has far reaching implications in the areas of race, class, and social movements.

I am an active member of various professional associations, including Association of Black Sociologists (ABS), American Sociological Association (ASA), National Women's Studies Association (NWSA), and Society for the Study of Social Problems (SSSP). I currently serve the discipline as Student Representative for ASA's Section on Altruism, Morality, and Social Solidarity (AMSS), a Student Editor for the journal Social Problems and on the Graduate Student Committee for North Central Sociological Association (NCSA).

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The function of sociology, as of every science, is to reveal that which is hidden.
— Pierre Bourdieu