B.A. in psychology and Spanish, Houghton College (2010)
M.A. in applied developmental and educational psychology, Boston College (2012)
M.A. in developmental psychology, Clark University (2015)
Ph.D. in developmental psychology, Clark University (2017)
My research and expertise focuses on the intersections of sexuality, gender and faith, specifically on the experiences of those from conservative evangelical Christian backgrounds. I have written and presented extensively on being LGBTQ+ in evangelical Christian families and on queer student engagement on evangelical Christian campuses. I continue to study family diversity issues such as same-sex parenting, adoptive parenting, religion and faith, and trans- and gender-nonconforming college students. I'm a member of the American Psychological Association and its division of sexual orientation and gender diversity, and a member of the National Council on Family Relations and its feminism and family studies section.