Kristen has degrees in Sociology from Lehigh University (BA, MA) and is a current doctoral student in Sociology. Her research interests center inequalities focused on health, higher education, and the labor market. One of her ongoing projects explores the effect of (un)met adolescent occupational goals on early adulthood mental health. In a second, she investigates college job fairs as an instantiation of stratification in inter-organizational relationships at the moment of entry into the labor market. She has teaching experience at Lehigh University, and the Community College of Allegheny County, where she won the Student Choice Award for Extraordinary Faculty.
MA, Lehigh University
BA, Lehigh University
Academic Interest / Expertise
Medical Sociology, Social Inequalities, Children and Youth, Social Network Analysis
Awards & Honors
2017 — Student's Choice Award for Extraordinary Faculty, Community College of Allegheny County