Brittany received her BA in sociology with a double major in Catholic studies, a minor in women and gender studies and a certificate from the honors program from Seton Hall University in 2015. She then began her graduate studies at West Virginia University where she graduated with her MA in sociology in May 2017. Her master’s thesis focused on gender roles and their effect on attraction amongst college students. She is currently a third-year doctoral student in the sociology program at WVU and pursuing a certificate in higher education teaching. Brittany is currently a Graduate Research Assistant on an NSF funded grant with Drs. Kasi Jackson and Sharon Bird that is examining the effectiveness of programs at addressing barriers to greater representation of historically underrepresented groups in academia. Her broad interests include gender, social psychology, roles, perceptions, motivations, religion, and methods.