Wamaitha is a Ph.D. student in sociology and social policy. Prior to beginning doctoral studies at Princeton in 2018, she worked as a senior statistical programmer and analyst at Mathematica Policy Research, contributing to health, juvenile justice, and family support research. Her interests include economic sociology, institutions, and structural inequality. Wamaitha holds a B.A. in Comparative Human Development from the University of Chicago, and a M.S. in Social Policy from the University of Pennsylvania.