Patrice Collins is a Ph.D. student in the department of sociology at Yale as well as Head Grad Affiliate at Grace Hopper College. Her research focuses on urban ethnography; mass incarceration, and racial inequality in the United States. Before coming to Yale, Patrice worked as a preschool teacher and child development lecturer for California State University. She holds an M.A. in Early Childhood Education and a B.A. in Child Development Studies. Her academic and professional focus is centered on enhancing the lives and well-being of children, families and communities. She also loves being involved in Hopper student life!