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1600 W. Lunt Ave,
Chicago, IL 60626
2120 Campus Drive, Annenberg Hall, #218,
Evanston, IL 60208
2003-present Northwestern University
Evanston, IL
Doctoral student Human Development and Social Policy in the school of Education
and Social Policy
 Foley Center for the Study of Lives graduate research assistant
 Multidisciplinary Program in Education Sciences Fellow research
training grant, funding Winter 2005-present
 Spencer Research Training Grant, funding Spring 2005-Winter 2006
 Relevant coursework:
Statistics I & II; HLM; Theories of Human
Development; Social Opportunity and Educational Policy; Designs for
Descriptive Causal Research in Field Settings; Research Practice and the
Family I & II; Theories of Implementation; Enhancing Life Chances of
Children Living in Poverty;
Child Development; Adolescent
Development; Field Methods; Chicago Public School Reform;
Advanced Qualitative Thoery; Knolwedge and Cognition; Economics of
Education; Observed: Regression Analysis for Human Development
 Publications:
 Sociology of Education book chapter:
Inside the black box of
Stratification mechanisms affecting resource
allocation, student classification, and school culture (first author, in
 Continuity and change in the life story:
A longitudinal study of
autobiographical memories in emerging adulthood (group paper, in
 Paper presentations:
 Accepted paper at AERA:
Principal dilemmas:
representations of expert and novice problem solving
 Sociology of Education Section No Child Left Behind Conference at
the American Sociological Association Annual Meeting, 2005
Masters of Arts received December, 2005
DePaul University
Chicago, IL
Masters of Education received June, 1999
 Certified K-9 with endorsements in Math, Science, Social Studies
Carleton College
Bachelor of Arts, Political Science,
Concentratios: Economics and Physics
Northfield, MN
January, 1996 presented pulsar morphology research at the American
Astronomial Sociey annual meeting in San Antonio, Texas
published “Arecibo 1418 MHz Polarimetry of 98 Pulsars: Full Stokes
Profiles and Morphological Classifications,” The Astrophysical Journal
Supplement Series, 121:171-217, March, 1999
May, 2004-present
Foley Center
Research Assistant to Dr. Dan McAdams
Interviewing participants in the Personal Faith, Politics, and Life Story
Analyzing principal narratives of leadership toward completion of trial
Design coding schemes and typologies for Autobiographical Memories
of College Students data waves 1,2 & 3.
Collect background research and develop theoretical framework for
work with data from principals in leadership study, in congunction with
Jim Spillane and Lawrence Brenninkmeyer
October, 2001-present
Executive Director
Weitz Family Foundation
Omaha, NE
Contact, research, and present not-for profit organizations working with
at risk populations in areas of housing, arts, and education for
consideration of funding to the board of directors
Facilitate the awarding of grants
Suder Elementary
Middle School Science, Reading and Math Teacher
Evanston, IL
Chicago, IL
Taught 5th-8th grade Science, 5th and 6th grade reading and 5th grade
Supervised/Taught after school activities which included weekly
meetings: Jr. Great Books, DePaul Prep Academy, Technology Club, and
Partnered with DePaul as connector representative, and as the science
and reading specialist
Served as part of CPS Scholars curriculum development team, incentive,
safety, SIPAAA and textbook committees, and grant writing teams
Facilitated student written, produced and directed one-act play for Black
History Month Assembly. Choreographed jazz band dancers for
Formed Partnership with Chicago Opera Theater, students participated
in their Outreach Opera Noye’s Fludde
Organized school wide and middle school science fairs, and middle
school history fair
Facilitated the creation and moderation of a monthly faculty book club
Fourth Presbyterian Church
Chicago, IL
Head Teacher
 Developed and taught early childhood curriculum for 2 year olds
 Created a manual for teachers, aides, and parent volunteers describing
duties and expectations, responsibilities and organizational hierarchy
 Sporadic duties as acting director
1997-1998 Our Lady of the Angels
Chicago, IL
Middle School Teacher, Math and Religion
 Taught 5th-8th grade math and religion curriculum
 Designed and implemented block scheduling for middle school
 Created,
rehearsed, and organized volunteer music faculty for
assemblies and holiday galas
January-June 1997 The Britten School, Proviso Area Schools for
Exceptional Children
Westchester, IL
6 Grade Teacher, self contained classroom
 Developed and taught 6th grade curriculum to 7 students with severe
behavior and emotional disorders
 Accompanied students to local theater productions after school hours
Languages: Proficient in Spanish, Limited Italian
Computing Skills: Comfortable with both PC and MAC interfaces;
Proficient with SPSS for Windows, STATA for Windwos, Mathematica,
GradeQuick, and in Microsoft Windows applications: Word, Excel,
Access, Outlook, and Publisher. Experience with Lotus 1-2-3 and Adobe
2005 Development Committee, Chiaravalle Montessori, Evanston,IL
2004 Parent Volunteer, Chiaravalle Montessori School, Evanston, IL
1999-2003 Board member of Dare to Dream Institute, Waukegan, IL
2000-2001 member of Chicago Community Trust Young Leaders Fund
2000-2001 volunteered with Chicago Opera Theater Outreach Program
1998 volunteer Artists and Children Create Together, Chicago, IL
Fall, 1997 volunteer reading tutor Association House, Chicago, IL
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