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I am currently a Provost’s Postdoctoral Fellow in the Department of Sociology at the University of Pennsylvania. I received my PhD in Sociology from Columbia University in 2021.

My research focuses on race and immigration, in the areas of (1) the outcomes and racialization of immigrants and the second generation, and (2) intergroup relations and racial attitudes, particularly (though not exclusively) as these areas pertain to Asian Americans. My dissertation examined identity, diversity, and inequality through the lens of independent educational consultants – professionals that families and students hire to guide them through the college application process.

My first solo-authored paper, “Negotiating the workplace: second-generation Asian American professionals’ early experiences“, appears in the Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies. My work has also appeared (or is forthcoming) in RSF: The Russell Sage Foundation Journal of the Social Sciences, The ANNALS of the American Academy of Political and Social Science, and Ethnic and Racial Studies.

Prior to undertaking doctoral studies, I worked at the National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO), where I helped local health departments advance health equity and social justice through community health improvement planning. Previously, I served as a Public Health Association Program fellow at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. I hold a Master’s of Public Health from the University of Michigan School of Public Health, and a Bachelor of Arts in Public Health and French from the University of California at Berkeley.