I am an Assistant Professor at California State University, East Bay in Hayward, CA. I came to CSUEB as an adjunct lecturer in 2016 while finishing my PhD in Sociology at UC San Francisco, and started on the tenure-track at CSUEB in 2017. I also hold a MPH from Indiana University and a BS in Psychology from the University of Science & Arts of Oklahoma.

My research focuses on the intersections of medical sociology, health, body size, gender, and sexuality (LGBTQ health specifically). You can read more about my current research project on transgender health in family planning clinics by clicking here and reading about our current recruitment efforts.

At CSUEB, I teach Research Methods, Sociology of Gender and Sociology of the Family. I’m also currently the Faculty Advising Fellow for the Sociology Department with specific focus on major advising and mentoring. I work with the Center for Student Research at CSUEB as a research mentor in addition to several other campus service committees on research and teaching. I’m proud to be involved in with the Sociologists 4 Trans Justice as a part of the Mentorship Committee as well as staying involved with several sections of ASA.

When I take off my scholar-teacher-activist hat, I also enjoying dancing as a member of emFATIC DANCE, a company of Big Moves Bay Area and participating in the Crescendo Choir at FUCO. I’m also now an OWL certified sexuality educator (Grades 7-9) and will be co-leading the middle school curriculum in Spring 2020.