Introduction

I am a PhD candidate in sociology at the University of California, Berkeley. My research interests center around how changing social, economic, and demographic conditions in the United States have led to increased inequalities at work and at home. In a paper co-authored with Daniel Schneider and Orestes P. Hastings (published in the American Sociological Review), we document the role of increased income inequality in explaining increased class gaps in parental investments in children, and investigate the mechanisms that underlie this relationship. I am also currently working on two other projects with Daniel Schneider focused on class-based inequalities: one which accounts for the role of assortative mating and class gaps in family structure in explaining class gaps in total parental childcare time, and another which tests how the effect of local economic conditions on within-job volatility in weekly working hours varies by class.

I have also published on the determinants of risk-taking at large commercial banks in the United States (online first in Social Science Quarterly), and, in my previous job at the Federal Reserve Board, I worked with Luca Guerrieri and Martin Bodenstein on a project on estimating the gains from international cooperation in setting monetary policy (online first at Journal of Monetary Economics).