AAAS Science and Technology Policy Fellow
Topics of Expertise:
Children / Cohabitation, Committed Relationships & Marriage / Couples Conflict, Separation & Divorce / Division of Labor in Families / Economic Inequality / Immigrant, Mixed Status & Transnational Families / Labor & Workforce / Latino Families / Marriage & Divorce / Parenthood: Motherhood/Fatherhood / Public Policy / Race, Ethnicity & Culture / TANF & Public Assistance / Transition - Couples to Parenting / Work & Family
Hengstebeck is an American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) Science and Technology Policy Fellow (STPF). Previously, she was a postdoctoral fellow for the North Carolina Chapter of the Scholars Strategy Network, where she was based at the Sanford School of Public Policy at Duke University. In this role, she enhanced the use of research among North Carolina’s local, state, and federal lawmakers.
Hengstebeck earned her PhD in human development and family studies and research methodology at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. Previously, she studied psychology; sociology; communications and media studies; and professional writing at DePaul University. In addition to working as a Fulbright research fellow in sociology and public administration at Erasmus University Rotterdam in the Netherlands, she has worked at the SAS Institute, RAND Corporation, and the National Research Center on Hispanic Children and Families.