Born and raised in Houston, Texas, I graduated magna cum laude in May of 2011 from Texas State University – San Marcos with a Bachelor of Science in Applied Sociology degree with a minor in mathematics. I currently have an SHSU GPA of 3.66 in the Master’s in Sociology program, and I expect to complete my degree in May 2014. I have been an Alpha Kappa Delta member since March 25, 2011. As a product of my undergraduate internship with two professors in the Department of Sociology at Texas State, I also co-authored “Teaching Sexual and Gender Identity in College Courses”, which was published in Currents in Teaching and Learning in the Fall of 2011, as well as co-presented the results of “Does the Religion-Social Integration Paradox Apply to Older Asian Americans?” at the Gerontological Society of America’s Annual Scientific Meeting in San Diego, CA in November 2012.
I am currently employed as a Telesales Executive at DHL Global Forwarding in Dallas, Texas, but my overall career goal is to become a sociology professor. I currently reside with my partner, cat, and dog. In my spare time, I enjoy reading, writing, going to concerts, people watching at coffee shops, watching sports, and gardening.