I am a doctoral candidate at The Graduate Center of the City University of New York in the Urban Education program. My dissertation examines the policy of free tuition at the City University of New York during the 1960s. My research centers on how policy makers, administrators, alumni, and students understood the public provisioning of higher education in New York City in a context of a tumultuous period of postwar economic restructuring, demographic changes, and the transformations that reshaped local and state politics. The dissertation committee is chaired by Stephen Brier, the co-author of the recently published Austerity Blues.
Since starting my doctoral program in 2011, I have taught at Brooklyn College, worked as an Instruction Technology Fellow at the Macaulay Honors College, and am now a Digital Fellow at the Graduate Center.