My research agenda contributes to sociological understandings of race/ethnicity, work and organizations, and health. It is motivated by novel and enduring questions in sociology: How do people create collective meaning in institutional settings? How do these meanings inform action? What role does meaning-making play in facilitating or inhibiting racial inequality? Motivated by these questions, I have studied a range of sites and populations, from an ethnoracially diverse community health organization to a bottle and can redemption center frequented by unhoused workers. I use a range of methods to explore these concerns, from immersive organizational ethnography and in-depth interviewing to quantitative analyses of secondary data. By investigating taken-for-granted assumptions about the nature of race, work, and identity, my work aims to strengthen theoretical and institutional approaches to combating inequality. My research is published in Genealogy, Demography, and the Journal of Contemporary Ethnography. I have been funded by the National Science Foundation, the Social Science Research Council, and the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. I’ve also taught or led discussion sections throughout my time in graduate school. In 2022, I received the Outstanding Teaching Award from NYU’s college of Arts and Sciences.