Jamie M. Carroll is a PhD candidate in Sociology at the University of Texas at Austin. Her work investigates the ways in which institutions stratify individual outcomes across the life course by empowering some, and disengaging others. She uses quantitative methods to examine how educational institutions can reproduce and disrupt inequalities in health and civic participation. She has three first-authored publications in Social Forces, The Journal of Higher Education, and Social Science Research. She has also written for Huffington Post. She is a National Academy of Education/Spencer Dissertation Fellowship Semifinalist, a recipient of the Graduate School Continuing Fellowship and Sociology Excellence Award at UT Austin, and a former NICHD Predoctoral Fellow at the Population Research Center at UT Austin.