Jessica Hardie is an Associate Professor of Sociology at Hunter College and the CUNY Graduate Center. She conducts research in the areas of sociology of education, inequality, family, health, and the transition to adulthood. In particular, her research explores how class, race, and gender shape young people’s trajectories through adolescence and young adulthood. She has conducted qualitative and quantitative research on adolescent social capital, race and racism in high school, economic resources and romantic relationship quality, and the relationship between maternal health and child well-being. Her current research examines class and race differences in young women’s transitions to adulthood, with attention to how they balance work, school, and family life. Her work has appeared in journals such as Social Forces, Journal of Marriage and Family, Sociology of Education, Social Problems, and Journal of Health and Social Behavior.