Rosie Nelson is a doctoral candidate in the Graduate School of Education studying the sociology of education and higher education. She received a B.A. in Sociology from the University of California, Berkeley, as well as an M.A. in Sociology and an M.A. in Higher Education/Student Personnel from the University of Mississippi. Her research interests include college access and persistence of American Indian students, particularly those from urban environments, as well as the experiences of homeless and former foster youth in college. Some of her past research has explored the reproduction of hegemonic masculinity in a collegiate student service organization following implementation of Title IX and how women “do gender” in Southern sorority recruitment.