About Me

A photo of me. Hello. Thank you for visiting my website! I am a Postdoctoral Fellow at the Donia Human Rights Center at the University of Michigan. Previously, I was a Ph.D. student in the Educational Theory and Policy program and the Comparative and International Education program at the Pennsylvania State University, where I defended my dissertation in September 2018. Before that, I studied at DePaul University, where I received an M.Ed. in Educational Leadership. I also studied at Minsk State Linguistic University, where I earned a B.A. in Secondary Education with a focus on Foreign Language Instruction.

I am interested in how immigrant and minority students' educational outcomes are shaped by the characteristics of their communities. I am also interested in examining how the characteristics of educational systems influence educational expectations, achievement, and attainment across countries. Methodologically, I am interested in causal inference with observational data, research design, and multilevel models. My research has been published or is forthcoming in Sociological Science; British Journal of Sociology of Education; Socius; The Social Science Journal; Compare: A Journal of Comparative and International Education; Globalisation, Societies and Education; European Education; and PLOS One.

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