About Me

I am a doctoral candidate at Florida State University pursuing a PhD in Sociology. My research interests include: race, gender, media representation, work, and organizations.

My Master’s thesis examined Black women business owners’ obstacles and navigation strategies. I have also conducted research on sexual minority young adults’ and their experiences in the workplace.

Currently, my dissertation examines how Black women define self-care via social media. My research aims to investigate how Black women discuss engaging in self-help behaviors, healing, and cultivating safe spaces. Through this study, I hope to add to our understanding of how social media functions as a resource for marginalized groups attempting to combat discrimination.

When I am not conducting research or teaching, I am watching documentaries, practicing yoga, and trying new restaurants. I also enjoy going home to North Carolina to visit friends and family.