About Me

A photo of me. Hello. Thank you for visiting my website! Starting in Fall 2018, I will be a Postdoctoral Fellow at the Donia Human Rights Center at the University of Michigan. I am currently a Ph.D. student (ABD) in the Educational Theory and Policy program and the Comparative and International Education program at the Pennsylvania State University. Previously, I studied at DePaul University, where I received an M.Ed. in Educational Leadership. I also studied at Minsk State Linguistic University, where I earned a B.A. in Secondary Education with a focus on Foreign Language Instruction.

I am interested in how immigrant and minority students' educational outcomes are shaped by the characteristics of their communities. I am also interested in examining how the characteristics of educational systems influence educational expectations, achievement, and attainment across countries. Methodologically, I am interested in causal inference with observational data, research design, and multilevel models. My research has been published in Sociological Science, British Journal of Sociology of Education, Socius, The Social Science Journal, Compare: A Journal of Comparative and International Education, Globalisation, Societies and Education, and European Education.

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