My name is Emily, and I am a third year PhD student studying Population Studies and Social Policy. What does studying population mean? Basically, I look at births, deaths, and migrations and how all those aspects interact to shape mobility and opportunity, education, workforce, and health outcomes. Right now my research centers on the geography of poverty, and last summer I was doing fieldwork in Kentucky.
I grew up in a small town in Western Colorado, so I love to explore outside. I am always looking for fun, new places to explore in New Jersey. For my undergraduate, I attended Cornell and studied Policy Analysis and Management. During my time at Cornell, I played the flute in the marching and pep bands, worked at a dining hall, and was involved in undergraduate research. Come through if you want to talk about any of those things! Before coming to Princeton, I worked in the D.C.-area at a policy research non-profit where I worked on projects about adolescent health, parenting, and Hispanic children and families.
Here at Princeton some of my favorite activities include ice skating or watching hockey at Hobey Baker Rink, checking out shows at McCarter, attending lectures, trying random group fitness classes, and watching Brooklyn 99 and The Good Place - live.
I am excited to meet all of you and start a fabulous year!