Mélanie Terrasse is a 5th-year doctoral student in Princeton's sociology department. She also is a part of the Joint Degree program (JDP) in social policy. She originates from Bordeaux, France and received a bachelor’s degree in sociology from Franklin and Marshall College in 2013. Her previous research has examined questions related to immigrant integration in France, as well as the intersection of US health care and immigration policy. Her current research interests include political and organizational sociology, poverty, inequality, and data & technology practices. For her dissertation, she is currently conducting a year-long ethnography, which follows the implementation of a shared client database among a network of anti-poverty nonprofit organizations in Central Pennsylvania.