Paris is a PhD candidate in the Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis with a doctoral minor in Sociology at the University of Wisconsin- Madison. Using multi and mixed methods, her research explores three areas: (1) the connection between education and well-being, (2) The role of racism and anti-racism within higher education policy and practice, and (3) relational frameworks for organizational change. Paris recently received the Ford Foundation Dissertation Fellowship to support her dissertation research, which is a social network analysis of well-being networks for Black and Indigenous college students before and during the Covid-19 pandemic. In addition to pursuing her PhD, she is also a health equity graduate assistant at the University of Wisconsin-Madison supporting initiatives at the policy and structural level to advance and cultivate well-being, especially in academic settings. Before the doctoral journey, Paris worked for a decade as a practitioner within college admissions and student affairs, facilitating student success and building relationships and supportive campus climates. Paris holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Vocal Music and French and Francophone studies from Lawrence University, a Master of Science in Education in Professional Counseling from the University of Wisconsin- Oshkosh, and is originally from Chicago, Illinois.