I am currently pursuing a PhD in Sociology at Northwestern University.
My research focuses leveraging computational tools and designs in a social scientific context. My interest doesn’t lie in one substantive area. Instead, I am interested in the structure of data itself. I am particularly interested in using large scale crime data to test assumptions about data quality and model building.
I am an affiliate of several working groups and institutes including the Summer Institute for Computational Social Science (SICSS), the Homicide Research Working Group (HRWG), the Atypical Homicide Network, and American Sociological Association (ASA). I am also a member of Luis Amaral’s Complex Systems Lab at Northwestern University.
I received my bachelor’s degree from the University of Minnesota where I first began exploring the junction of computational methods and the social sciences. Once a gopher, always a gopher.