I am an Associate Professor of Psychology and Peace & Conflict Studies at the University of Massachusetts Lowell. I completed my Ph.D. in Psychology from the University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign in 2012 and have been working at UMass Lowell since. Trained as a community psychologist, I  am a community-engaged activist scholar.  I am broadly interested in understanding and addressing structural and cultural violence using critical qualitative methodologies. This commitment focus informs my research, teaching, and service interests.