My work focuses on school leadership, with an emphasis on the context of immigration. In addition to studying the everyday practice of school leadership, I study the implementation of school reform in the context of shifting student demographics and a changing policy climate for English Language Learners (ELLs). I draw from multiple methods of empirical research to develop an understanding of how schools adapt to support an influx of language learners. A former middle school teacher, I began my career in education at Nativity Preparatory School in Jamaica Plain. Since then, I have taught in charter schools and Mayatan Bilingual School in Central America. I hold a bachelor’s degree in English and a master’s degree in school leadership from Harvard University, and a Ph.D. in educational leadership and policy analysis from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. I also completed a postdoctoral fellowship at Northwestern University, where I worked on the Distributed Leadership Study with Dr. James P. Spillane. Throughout my work, I seek opportunities to help schools design meaningful, equitable educational opportunities for immigrant youth.