I am an Assistant Professor of Sociology at Texas Christian University (TCU). I received my PhD in Sociology from Case Western Reserve University. I have an M.A. in Magazine, Newspaper, and Online Journalism from Syracuse University and my B.A. in Sociology from Oberlin College.

My research has been published in Qualitative Research in Sport, Exercise and Health, the Journal of Gerontology and Geriatrics Research, and is forthcoming in Sociological Focus. I have also contributed book chapters on the runner identity and the intersections of disability and old age.  Broadly speaking, my research and teaching interests include topics related to medical sociology, aging & the life course, the intersections of race, class, & gender, sociology of sport, and qualitative methodology.