PhD Student, UNC Chapel Hill Sociology
I’m a doctoral student of sociology at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. As a mixed methods researcher, I’m interested in religious demography, gender and sexuality in conservative religious traditions, abortion access, and mental health across the life course. My master’s thesis uses data from the National Longitudinal Study of Adolescent to Adult Health to examine the reciprocal relationships between religious service attendance and depressive symptoms across the life course. As a Wagoner Foreign Study Fellow, I interviewed Latter-day Saint women in the Dublin, Ireland area on their faith and experiences as members of the LDS Church and the church’s influence on their lives.