Hello, and welcome to my website! I serve as the D-Lab Operations Manager and Qualitative Research Lead at the University of California, Berkeley, where I engage in administration, education, and research. I facilitate numerous workshops, including a primer on qualitative research, an introduction to qualitative research coding, an introduction to qualitative data analysis (QDA) software, and an introduction to MAXQDA. I also provide consultations typically focused on selection of methodology, development of coding scheme, and use of software. My own research focuses on the intersection of social welfare and higher education, exploring the (1) promotion of well-being among higher education students from historically excluded groups and (2) use of higher education as a tool for the promotion of social well-being beyond academic settings.
I have earned two graduate degrees from Michigan State University: a Master of Arts in Higher, Adult, and Lifelong Education with a Graduate Certificate in Teaching and Learning, and a Master of Social Work in Organizational and Community Practice. My undergraduate studies in Social Work were completed at Loyola University Chicago. In addition to my academic training, I have over 15 years of practice, teaching, and research experience in education, community, and healthcare institutions in both the public and nonprofit sectors.
I invite you to explore the other sections of my website to learn more about my work and professional interests, and contact me if you have questions, comments, are interested in setting up a training or consultation outside UC Berkeley, and/or would like to discuss a possible collaboration.