Patrice Collins is a Ph.D. student in the department of Sociology at Yale and a 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, Ms. Collins worked as a preschool teacher, early education lab instructor 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 experiences are centered on enhancing the lives and overall well-being of children, families and communities.