Education

Dual Ph.D. in Political Science and Women’s Studies (in progress)
The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA
Fields: Comparative Politics, Women’s Studies, and Methodology

Dissertation:
Gendering Immigration: A Comparative Study of the Media Discourse and its Impact on Citizens’ Opinion toward Immigrants
Main methods: discourse analysis, experiments, and in-depth interviews
Committee: Lee Ann Banaszak (chair), Donna Bahry, Vineeta Yadav, and Lise Nelson

Additional Training
The Institute for Qualitative and Multi-Method Research (IQMR), Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY, 2014

Inter-University Consortium for Political and Social Research (ICPSR), University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI 2012 and 2014
Courses: Applied Multilevel Modeling and Designing, Conducting, and Analyzing Field Experiments

Dual M.A. in Political Science and Women’s Studies, 2012
The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA
Thesis: Impact of Social Structure on Social Movements in Asia: Comparing Country Differences in the Influence of Women’s Representation
Main methods: Multi-level modeling
Committee: Lee Ann Banaszak (chair), Donna Bahry, and Melissa Wright

M.A. in Intercultural Service, Leadership, and Management, 2010
World Learning SIT Graduate Institute, Brattleboro VT
Thesis: Women’s Rights at Stake: Examination of the U.S. History and Policy of Women’s Reproductive Health and Justice
Advisor: Preeti Shroff-Mehta

B.A. in American Studies and Studio Art, 2006
The University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame IN
Minor in International Peace Studies
Study Abroad, the United Kingdom, 2004