Payton is a graduate research assistant at the CSR. She is currently pursuing a Master of Public Affairs degree at the O'Neill School of Public and Environmental Affairs, concentrating in Nonprofit Management and International Development, with an intention to pursue a PhD in Sociology and Quantitative Methods. She received a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and Gender Studies from Indiana University in 2020. Payton previously worked for Urban Institute's Center for Nonprofits and Philanthropy. She also works as a teaching assistant and research assistant for the Indiana Nonprofits Project in the O'Neill School.


In her spare time, Payton enjoys reading and watching movies/TV related to crime and mystery. She runs an Instagram review page for all things scary. When she's not working, she enjoys spending time with her cats, Kabuki, Kazoo, and Kimchi.

Center for Survey Research
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2805 E 10th St
Indiana University
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Herman B. Wells Library
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