My road in life has been direct.
Through research, I got the job I love.
Through teaching, I learned that I love research.


University Research Reviewer

I help doctoral students to achieve the academic standards set for their studies.

Career Roadmap

My work combines:
My work combines:
Problem Solving

Day to Day

I have the most interesting work as I get to read dissertations every day. Dissertations are always interesting as my students explore educational topics that I know little about but find fascinating. To read every day about the social change that my students initiate is fantastic! I love quantitative research and I am so proud of all the students who submit dissertations to me that are well done!

Advice for Getting Started

Here's the first step for college students

Start teaching, even if only part-time. That way, you find out very quickly if you love this career. If you don't love teaching and working with students, don't do it and reconsider your career choice. You have to love this job to be good in it. This is not a career for making quick money, this is a passion.

Recommended Education

My career is related to what I studied. I'd recommend the path I took:


The Noise I Shed

From Society in General:

"Why would a woman need a doctorate degree?"

Challenges I Overcame

First-Generation Immigrant