I am a psychology Ph.D. with over ten years of experience in research, survey design, and statistics. Trained as a social-personality psychologist, my expertise is diverse, and includes considerable background in advanced statistical methods, user experience, running in-lab experimental studies as well as conducting large-scale longitudinal field studies. Currently, I work at Amazon as a Research Scientist.
My research lies at the intersection of social perception and personality. Broadly, I am interested in fundamental questions of social perception and human behavior: How do we think about and form impressions of other people? What are the social situations and personality factors that shape our impressions? How do personality and attitudes change across situations and over time?
Prior to working at Amazon, I worked as a postdoctoral researcher in the psychology department at Wake Forest University from 2014-2016, studying morality. I received my Ph.D. in psychology from Brown University (2013). My dissertation was entitled, "Reconceptualizing the Perception and Assessment of Personality Change." I completed my M.A. at Connecticut College (2008), where I studied the assessment of child psychopathology and worked on a multi-year, longitudinal study of behavior change, the Wediko Transitions Project.
Currently, my main focus is on research and statistical analysis, but my other interests include user experience, customer experience, and data science.