Bailey Brown is a doctoral candidate in Sociology, a Paul F. Lazarsfeld Fellow and a Ford Foundation Fellow. Bailey hails from Brooklyn, New York, and Danbury, Connecticut. She received her undergraduate degree in Sociology from the University of Pennsylvania with minors in urban education and Africana studies. Bailey’s senior thesis was awarded the E. Digby Baltzell Award for her work on low-income families in West Philadelphia. Bailey participated in the Ronald E. McNair Postbaccalaureate Achievement program and the Leadership Alliance research program as an undergraduate. She has presented her work at numerous conferences across the United States and abroad. Bailey co-facilitated the Office of Academic Diversity Research Collective for interdisciplinary graduate student scholars at Columbia and served as a fellow for the Office of Multicultural Affairs. Bailey has also served as a coordinator for two sociology workshops including the Race, Ethnicity and Migration Workshop and the Wealth and Inequality Seminar Series. Bailey studies urban sociology, social stratification/inequality, race/ethnicity and education inequality and policy. Her dissertation focuses on school decision-making for parents across the socioeconomic spectrum in New York City.