I am currently an Assistant Professor at Sam Houston State University's Department of Victim Studies. I earned my Ph.D. in Criminology and Criminal Justice from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas in 2018.



My research assesses how victimization, adversity, and trauma lead to system-involvement. I also critically examine legal and carceral responses, and the impacts of such responses on those directly impacted. Much of my research uses a gendered, intersectional, and familial lens.


In my free time, I enjoy yoga, hiking, snowboarding, video games, and my dogs. 



I gave a research talk as part of the Wichita State College of Liberal Arts and Science Perspectives on the Pandemic Series: 

New Publication

“'I’m Not a Number, I’m a Human Being:' A Phenomenological Study of Women’s Responses to Labeling" is officially published online in Feminist Criminology! 

See also: Person-Centered Language White Paper: Prisoner's Family Conference Advocacy in Action Coalition