I am currently a PhD CandidateĀ in sociology at UC Irvine where my areas of research include family, disability, the life course, education, inequality, and health. My dissertation uses quantitative methods to examine the association of having a sibling with a disability on children’s outcomes, including early childhood behavioral problems, adolescent risk-takingĀ behaviors, and young adult educational attainment. I am also interested in mixed method approaches.

I can be reached at anna.penner[at]uci.edu.