I am an Assistant Professor in the Department of Communication at Stanford University. Prior to joining Stanford, I was a Postdoctoral Fellow in the Psychology Department at The University of Texas at Austin, where I also completed my PhD. There I worked with Drs. Samuel Gosling and James Pennebaker studying people’s everyday behavior in the context of their natural environments.
I have also spent time visiting the labs of Drs. Andrew Campbell (Mobile Sensing Group, Computer Science Department at Dartmouth College) and Jason Rentfrow (Psychology Department at the University of Cambridge). At Dartmouth and Cambridge, I studied mobile sensing methodology and worked on projects that tracked students’ everyday behaviors using smartphone sensing applications to identify predictors of student well-being and academic performance.
I received my B.A. in Psychology and Humanities from Florida International University. I worked with William Kurtines of the Miami Youth Development Project studying identity development and positive-development interventions among adolescents and emerging adults.
I am involved with diversity-related initiatives for students from under-represented groups, primarily via mentorship and departmental service. As an undergraduate student, I was a McNair Scholar and UC Berkeley SROP Fellow. As a graduate student, I was a representative for the Graduate Student Diversity Committee in the Psychology Department at UT Austin. If you would like more information about diversity-related initiatives or getting involved with research at Stanford University, feel free to contact me.