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Hi there! I am a fifth-year graduate student in social psychology at Cornell University interested in applying behavioral science to the issue of economic inequality. In my current graduate training, I study 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. I work primarily with Dr. Tom Gilovich and Dr. Neil Lewis, Jr.

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 for the LGBTQ+ community both at Cornell and in the field of social psychology. I also teach with Cornell's Prison Education Program in efforts to expand higher education opportunities to people who are incarcerated.

Get in touch!

sjt92@cornell.edu