I am a full-time Ph.D. student, studying public administration and policy and trying to finish my dissertation — as well as a full-time nonprofit staff member. I wanted to put a bit of my CV on here so readers can know where I’m coming from. For my Ph.D., I focus on the intersection of public administration, for-profit and nonprofit organizations. Specifically, my research looks at corporate social responsibility, collaborations, collaborative governance, networks, and social entrepreneurship — with a side dabble in placemaking and B-Corporations.
In my big girl job, I focus on integrating financial stability programming into communities through collaborations and partnerships. But every opportunity is a chance to research — so I also continue to look at nonprofit management, governance, law, and social entrepreneurship in practice.
Ph.D. Graduate Student, Center for Public Administration and Policy. In progress (expected Spring/Summer 2017) —Virginia Tech
M.P.A. with Local Government Management Graduate Certificate — Virginia Tech
J.D. — William and Mary School of Law
B.A. Psychology —Hollins University