Parker is a doctoral candidate in the Cognition and Development cluster at the School of Education. Parker's research interests lie at the intersection of education policy, teacher education, and transformational justice. She is currently conducting dissertation research on preservice teachers' judgments on school discipline practices.
In addition to her research, Parker has taught undergraduate courses on the politics of education inequality, and currently holds a position with Cal Teach, a program that prepares undergraduate STEM majors for K-12 classroom instruction. Concurrently, Parker is a research fellow with the Othering & Belonging Institute where she assists in a variety of projects on racial justice and inclusion.
Specializations and Interests
Equity and Education; Teacher Development; Human Development; Education Policy