I am a doctoral student in the Department of Sociology at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. My research interests focus around survey research and methodology, particularly survey nonresponse. I am currently working on a research project looking at improving response rates and data representativeness of surveys through the use of multiple survey modes.
In addition to survey research, my coursework in graduate school has emphasized both quantitative and qualitative methods, as well as the sociology of health and healthcare. I currently intern with the State of Nebraska, Department of Health and Human Services, Division of Behavioral Health. In this role, I serve as both a survey consultant and statistical analyst, working with large data sets to evaluate and improve state mental health and substance use disorder services.
I received my MA in Sociology from Kent State University in 2012.