I'm a Ph.D. candidate in Bowling Green State University's Department of Sociology. Throughout my time at BGSU, I have worked as a graduate research assistant in the National Center for Family & Marriage Research and the Center for Family & Demographic Research, and have taught at the undergraduate level. Working with the population research centers at BGSU has given me the opportunity to write online reports on a range of topics including marriage, cohabitation, fertility experiences, and vulnerable populations in Ohio.
My research interests broadly focus on Family Demography, the transition to adulthood, and the influence of military service throughout the life course. To explore these topics, I've used a variety of second hand data sources, including the American Community Survey, the Current Population Survey, the National Surveys of Family Growth, and the National Longitudinal Surveys of Youth 1979 and 1997.