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About Me

My Focus:


Overall, my work exposes the extent to which targeted groups (e.g., communities of color, low-income, etc.), who are already more susceptible to environmental disruptions, are made more vulnerable following an event. I define environmental disruptions as anything from hurricanes to viral pandemics. I intend to identify best-practices to support these groups, as well as educators, interested stakeholders, and policymakers.


My work has been supported by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, the National Science Foundation (NSF), the Natural Hazard Center - CONVERGE, the UNC-CH Provost Office, and the Carolina Disaster Fund. 


My passion for seeking justice has led me to gain expertise in the field of social vulnerability for schooling communities.


My Education:

Doctor of Philosophy  

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Education, Culture Curriculum, and Change (CCC)


Master of Arts        

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Education, CCC 

Bachelor of Arts      

Wake Forest University, Sociology (major) & History (minor)


Ludwig-Maximilians Universität in Munich, Germany & The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Global Education and Development Studies Program

For more information about my professional career, please click the following link and download my curriculum vita. 

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