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 and as a postdoctoral scholar at Cornell's Brooks School of Public Policy. I earned my Ph.D. in 2023 from Cornell, 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 at the Center for Advanced Hindsight at Duke University to develop and test behavioral interventions to promote the financial well-being of people in low- to moderate-income households. I received a B.A. in Psychology & Neuroscience from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 2016, where I conducted research on social experiences of positive emotions in the Positive Emotions and Psychophysiology Lab.
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.