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Hi there! I am a social psychologist working to apply behavioral science to issues of economic inequality and opportunity. I work as an Associate Fellow at the Office of Evaluation Sciences in the U.S. government, where I conduct research to improve access and equity in government programs and services. I earned my Ph.D. in social psychology in 2023 from Cornell University, where I studied how people think about economic inequality, how inequality (and resource scarcity) affects people's lives, and how we can use behavioral science-based interventions to promote economic well-being.

Prior to starting graduate school, I worked as a researcher at Duke University to develop and test behavioral interventions to promote the financial well-being of people in low-income households and communities. I received a B.A. in Psychology & Neuroscience from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 2016, where I conducted research on positive emotions and social connection.

 

Outside of research, I am very active in organizing events and spaces for the LGBTQ+ community. I also taught with Cornell's Prison Education Program in efforts to expand higher education opportunities to people who are incarcerated.

Get in touch!

sjt92@cornell.edu

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