My research seeks to understand the social psychological drivers of high performance in individuals and teams. I study the role of social cognitive constructs (e.g., reputation, team chemistry) and emotion (e.g., compassion, joy, gratitude) on individual and team performance. I link these fundamental aspects of social life to leadership, emotion regulation, and ethical performance in negotiations.

I employ a broad range of designs in my research (e.g., archival, laboratory and online experiments, field studies, interventions, structured and semi-structured interviews) and utilize a variety of methods (e.g., self-report, peer-reports, daily experience sampling, behavioral and observational coding). My research has been supported by the National Science Foundation (NSF), UC Berkeley’s Greater Good Science Center (GGSC), and Stanford University’s Center for Compassion and Altruism Research and Education (CCARE).

I hold a PhD in Social Psychology from the University of California, Berkeley, an MA (LMFT) in Counseling Psychology from Santa Clara University, and a BS in Psychology from the University of Washington. Outside of academia, I have professional experience in a variety of industries including tech, consulting, and mental health. Currently, I am a postdoctoral research fellow at Kellogg in the Management and Organizations and Marketing departments.

Research Interests:

  • Personal Reputation
  • Ethics in Negotiations
  • Compassionate Leadership
  • Emotion and Emotion Regulation
  • Team Chemistry