Ph.D., Geography and Urban Regional Analysis, University of North Carolina at Charlotte, 2013

  • Dissertation: Receptivity in a New Immigrant Gateway: Immigrant Settlement Geography, Public Education, and Immigrant Integration in Charlotte, North Carolina

M.A.E., Educational Leadership, University of Alabama at Birmingham, 2007

  • Concentration: Higher Education Leadership

M.S., Geography, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, 2006

  • Thesis: An International Corridor in the Making? Immigrant-Owned Entrepreneurial Establishments in Birmingham, Alabama
  • Study Abroad: Spanish summer immersion at Universidad Internacional in Cuernavaca, Morelos, Mexico.

B.S., Geography (Major), History (Minor), Geographical Information Sciences (Certificate), Samford University, Birmingham, Alabama, 2004

  • Domestic Study Away and Study Abroad: United States and Canada Geography of North America Summer Field Camp; Geography of London; Geography of Asia in Thailand, Burma, and India.