CV

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EDUCATION

Duke University,  Ph.D. – Public Policy, 2017
         M.A. – Economics, 2014
         Certificate in College Teaching, 2017

Indiana University Purdue University – Indianapolis, M.P.A. – Nonprofit Management, December 2010
         M.A. – Philanthropic Studies, 2010
         Social Entrepreneurship Certificate

Iowa State University, B.S. – Marketing, 2005

AWARDS AND GRANTS

Horowitz Foundation Award, Horowitz Foundation for Social Policy, 2016

Dissertation Support Fellowship, Center for the Study of Philanthropy and Voluntarism at Duke University, 2014-15 and 2016-17.

Research Support Grant, Center for the Study of Philanthropy and Voluntarism at Duke University, 2014, 2016

Kenan Institute for Ethics Graduate Fellowship, Duke University, 2015-16

Aleane Webb Dissertation Research Award, Duke University, 2015-16

Graduate School Summer Research Fellowship, Duke University, 2014 and 2015

Annual Conference Doctoral Fellowship Award, Association of Researchers on Nonprofit Organizations and Voluntary Associations, 2014

Summer School on Socioeconomic Inequality 2013, The Human Capital and Economic Opportunity Global Working Group, The University of Chicago

Conference Scholarship and Travel Grant, Association of Researchers on Nonprofit Organizations and Voluntary Associations, 2013 and 2012

Ph.D. Small Grant Award, Sanford School of Public Policy, 2012, 2013, and 2014

James B. Duke Fellowship, Duke University, 2011 (4-year award)

Graduate Student Research Fund Grant, IUPUI, 2007

Graduate Student Assistantship, IUPUI, 2005

PUBLICATIONS

“Giving by Bequest.”  Giving USA.  Center on Philanthropy, 2012.
“Giving to Human Services.”  Giving USA.  Center on Philanthropy, 2011.

PRESENTATIONS

“Is Bigger Better?  Examining the Costs and Benefits of Consolidation Using the Combined Federal Campaign”, APPAM Fall Conference 2015 and ARNOVA Fall Conference 2015

“Is the Nonprofit Organization Boom Splintering or Growing Individual Giving? Evidence from the Combined Federal Campaign”, APPAM Fall Conference 2014 (Poster) and ARNOVA Fall Conference 2014

“Does Government Fiscal Relief During Recessions Improve Nonprofit Outcomes? Evidence from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act”, APPAM Fall Conference 2013 and ARNOVA Fall Conference 2013

“‘Healthy Competition’ and ‘Wasteful Duplication’: Drawing from For-Profit Economic Theory to Examine Rivalry in the Nonprofit Sector”, ARNOVA Fall Conference, 2012

SERVICE ACTIVITIES

Reviewer for Nonprofit Management and Leadership, 2015-present
Nonprofit Panel Dataset Methodology Working Group, 2015-present
Ph.D. Student Representative, Sanford School of Public Policy, 2013-2015
Reviewer for Nonprofit and Voluntary Sector Quarterly, 2013

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

The Alford Group, Chicago, Illinois
Senior Client Service Associate, April 2010-August 2011
Client Service Associate, September 2007-April 2010

  • Provided strategic counsel to nonprofit clients’ staff and leadership volunteers
  • Managed, summarized, and analyzed interview findings, survey results, and information provided by nonprofit partners, to generate findings and recommendations for final reports
  • Coordinated staff at all levels to manage project timelines and deadlines, establishing priorities and managing up to 12 projects simultaneously
  • Prepared written reports and presentations, including strategic plans, development audits, campaign plans, benchmarking reports, and feasibility studies for over two dozen nonprofits
  • Received 2009 Value Award for Creativity and 2011 Value Award for Excellence