I am a researcher, analyst, and author intrigued by the problems and promises embedded in education systems. I conduct applied research to solve practical problems and develop partnerships through outreach and engagement activities. I aim to establish my career as a education researcher so I may best combine my expertise, passion, and vision as an educator, scholar, mentor, and leader.
I support stakeholders in the education data community as an Education Program Analyst for Quality Information Partners. In this role, I contribute expertise, provide services, and produce resources to support the National Forum on Education Statistics, sponsored by the U.S. Department of Education, Institute of Education Sciences, National Center for Education Statistics. I served as the lead consultant to the forthcoming Forum Guide to Collecting and Using Attendance Data, and am currently lead consultant to the Forum’s Early Warning Systems Data Working Group.
Prior to joining Quality Information Partners, I worked at a number of leading research institutions, including Georgetown University, the Smithsonian Institution, the National Archives and Records Administration, and the University of Michigan. I received my MS in Library and Information Science from The Catholic University of America, where I was a Graduate Assistant to the LIS Department Chair.
I have published in scholarly, professional, and popular outlets and presented my research in local, regional, and national venues. My primary research interest is higher education administrative leadership, with an emphasis on assessment, accountability, accreditation. I investigate how higher education structures, systems, and processes can be used to promote reflective praxis, educational equity, student agency, and organizational change.