• Grad student, College Of Social Work

Research Summary

"Social workers should monitor and evaluate policies, the implementation of programs, and practice interventions.…[they] should promote and facilitate evaluation and research to contribute to the development of knowledge….[and they] should critically examine and keep current with emerging knowledge relevant to social work and fully use evaluation and research evidence in their professional practice” (NASW, 2008, 5.02-5.04).


  • PhD of Social Work in process, College of Social Work, University of Utah. Project: Social Work and Systematic Reviews
  • Masters of Social Work, College of Social Work, University of Utah
  • Masters of Science, Evidence-Based Social Intervention, University of Oxford. Project: A Comprehensive Literature Review of the Mental Health of Polygamous Women: Risk and Protective Factors and Prevalence
  • Bachelor of Arts, English, Brigham Young University. Project: Perpetuating Polygamist Tradition: A Preliminary Qualitative Study of Senegalese Women


I am originally from Champaign, Illinois, home of the University of Illinois, high humidity, corn on one side of the road, and soy beans on the other.  My family is a big part of my life.  My parents are both retired and loving life. I have one brother and one sister.  By way of hobbies, I love to travel, read, and craft.  I also love adventure parks, cookies, tea parties, naps, Charlotte Bronte novels, riding my bicycle, all things British, and my dog, Boo.