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I’m broadly interested in personal reputation and emotion. I study the process of how reputational information is stored and communicated in networks. Through a variety of settings ranging from the baseball field, sorority house, and Japan, my dissertation work examined the content, structure, and dynamics of personal reputation. I take a multi-method approach to my work, employing both qualitative and quantitative methods in experimental laboratory and field settings. My work on emotion has centered on discrete emotions (compassion, joy, gratitude) and how people regulate their emotions.

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 work 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
  • Emotion and Emotion Regulation
  • Compassionate Leadership
  • Team Chemistry