Corporation for National Community Service
This multi-year project led by Dr. Pamela Paxton has investigated the links between nonprofit community organizations and Americorp programming within a community and that community's subjective well-being. Combining social media data, IRS tax documents, and nationally available community-level data sets, we have presented at national conferences, hosted webinars, and written several articles ready for publication
Institute of Education Sciences
Dr. Robert Crosnoe pulled together a team of graduate students and post docs to work on projects that focus on minority and immigrant experiences within the early childhood education market, and education more generally. With this support I have produced several first-authored and co-authored manuscripts.
My dissertation evaluates the connections between nonprofit community organizations and parental involvement practices between families and schools. I take a mixed-methods approach to analyzing national data with the simultaneous collecting of interviews from parents of elementary school children. This has the additional support of Drs. Chandra Muller and Jennifer Adair.