I am Assistant Professor of Social Work and Anthropology at the University of South Carolina, in Columbia, SC. I am an ethnographer of migration and community organizing. My main focus is on how social service providers aid immigrant in an era of unprecedented immigration enforcement. Since 2014, I have conducted ethnographic fieldwork alongside humanitarian migrant shelters that aid Central Americans migrating undocumented through Mexico, often by hopping freight trains. A second project focuses on organizations in Detroit that work with mixed-status families around issues of small business entrepreneurship, financial justice, and digital storytelling.