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Mixed Methods

1.5-generation immigrants & college-going

I am a PhD candidate in the Sociology Department at the University of California, Davis. Motivated by my personal experiences of immigrating from Ukraine to the U.S. and learning to navigate college-going with the help of my high school teacher, my current research examines 1.5-generation immigrant youth, like myself--who arrived to the U.S. before age 18--and what factors function as supports and constraints in going to college.

PhD Candidate. UC Davis.

Sociology Department.

Visiting Scholar. Dept. of Sociology. Univ. of Pennsylvania.

(2021 - Present)

Fellow. Gardner Seminar. UC Berkeley.

(2022 - Present) Center for Studies in Higher Education (CSHE)

Fellow. Penn Migration Initiative. University of Pennsylvania.

(2021 - Present)

Fellow. Immigration Initiative at Harvard. Harvard University.

(2020 - 2021)

Awards & Honors

Honorable Mention

Graduate Student Paper Award

Society for the Study of Social Problems (SSSP)


Audrey Schwartz Service Award

Sociology of Education Association (SEA) 


Invited Talks

Keynote Speaker 

Graduation Ceremony | Educational Opportunity Program (EOP)

San Diego State University 


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