Brittany Tucker is currently a joint J.D. /Ph.D. student at Michigan State University, in her third and fourth year respectively. In the sociology department with a specialization in gender and women's studies her general interest in family, race/ethnicity, and sex/gender has led her to a research focus on the intersection of race, fatherhood, and the law and in the college of law she has taken an interest in family and child advocacy. She is particularly interested in child support and the drivers and consequences behind multiple fertility partners among African American fathers. She completed a BA in both Humanities Pre-Law and Sociology from Michigan State University in 2012 and 2013 respectively with a concentration in Spanish. While her academic career has focused largely on men in the child support system she has held graduate research assistantships in environment sociology as well as the sociology of science.