I am a social policy researcher who is interested in understanding how policy influences parental well-being for families raising children with disabilities. I am particularly interested in the role of work-family policies, including ECE policies and paid family leave, in balancing work and caregiving responsibilities for these families. My dissertation looks at the constellation of federal child care policies and their influence on child care access and maternal labor market participation for young children with disabilities.
I also have worked on research focused on the role of the child support system in the economic well-being of children and parents.
In addition to policy research, I enjoy sampling Madison’s many ice cream options with my family.