Using qualitative methods to study family planning in rural United States

Bachelor of Arts in Sociology, May 2020 – Colby College, Waterville, Maine
GPA: 3.7 Honors with a Distinction in the Major
Master of Arts in Sociology, May 2023 – Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia
Pursuing PhD in Sociology, 2026 – Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia

Research Assistant for Chair of the Sociology Department, Waterville, ME,
● Gather data for the head of the sociology department’s research projects
and published works
● Review and edit works in progress for accuracy
Senior Honors Thesis Project, Franklin County, GA, 2020
● Interview young, low-income women in rural Georgia about their
motivations for family planning
● Work to facilitate public policy using completed project

Intern at Food Bank of Northeast Georgia, Athens, GA,
● Create surveys to collect data on how to best serve the community
● Compile the data and produce attractive visuals

Coal Ash Independent Research Project, Carnesville, GA,
● Apply to funds for kits to test well water near coal ash dumping site in rural
● Collect samples by going door-to-door and encouraging community action

Intern at The Providence Plan, Providence, RI,
● Manipulate data for a non-profit organization dedicated to education
reform in underrepresented areas
● Consolidate user profiles and diagnosed issues using company-specific

Intern at Sustain Mid Maine Coalition, Waterville, ME, 2016-2020
● Lead weekly meetings with the coordinator of the non-profit environmental
conservation organization
● Design posters and monthly newsletters for over 300 subscribers

Lead Volunteer at Mid-Maine Homeless Shelter, Waterville, ME, 2016-2020
● Facilitate community-building activities with families
● Supervise children of all ages and create weekly educational activities

Eco-Representative at Colby College, Waterville, ME, 2016-2020
● Conduct various campus wide events to promote food waste reduction
● Perform college-wide dorm challenges for 2,000 students each semester
to promote sustainability on campus
● Placed 2nd at the Food Innovation Challenge with a new program kNOw Waste to communicate individual food waste to students via smartphone

Leadership for Food Recovery Network Chapter at Colby College, Waterville, ME,
● Revitalized of Food Recovery Network Chapter at the college
● Created schedules for 40 students to pick up leftover food from 3 dining
halls and deliver the food to a local organization
Vice President of Colby QuestBridge Chapter, Waterville, ME, 2016-2017
● Reported needs of low-income student in the Questbridge Scholarship
group to college administration
● Planned monthly meeting and events

Phonathon at Colby College, Waterville, ME, 2017
● Interacted with Colby alumni in order to fundraise with a team, raising a
total of $95,960.82 in fiscal year 2017


  1. “The Ebb & Flow of Subgenre Formation: The Case of Progressive Rock
    1965-2015,” cowriters: Tim Dowd, Roberson Beauvile, Hannah Chong, Surbhi
    Shrivastava, and Allison Sullivan, Southern Sociological Society Conference,
  2. “How Marital Status Affects Perceived Mobility,” Eastern Sociological Society
    Conference, 2019
  3. “Politics and Perceived Mobility,” cowriter: Christel Kesler, International
    Sociological Association Annual Meeting, 2019
  4. “The Hidden Module: Confronting Inequity, Decolonization, and Privilege in Two Diverse Short-term Study Abroad Programs in Uganda,” Council on International Educational Exchange, 2019

    “The Obama Effect on Perceived Mobility.” Christel Kesler and Amber
    Churchwell. June 2020. Societies 10(2):46.

    Special Recognition of Distinguished Scholarship, 2020
    Dean’s List, 2017-2019
    Lelia M. Forster Prize, 2017
    Questbridge Scholar, 2016
    Questbridge College Prep Scholar, 2015