I am a College Fellow in the Department of Psychology at Harvard University. Before moving to Cambridge, I was as postdoctoral research associate in the Psychology Department at Lehigh University. In August 2016, I completed my Ph.D. in Psychology at the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities, with a minor in political psychology and supporting programs in measurement and statistics. In 2010, I also received a MA in Forensic Psychology at John Jay College of Criminal Justice, City University of New York. Throughout my academic career, I have been fortunate to collaborate with leading scholars from different theoretical, methodological, and analytical backgrounds.
The investigative strategy I adopt is a theory-driven, multi-methodological approach that draws upon a diverse set of perspectives, employs a broad range of experimental and non-experimental, qualitative and quantitative methods, maintains open science standards, and, where appropriate, is attuned to translating empirical research into evidence-based practices designed to address important social issues. In these ways, my work embraces aspects of both basic and applied sciences to improve our understanding of behavior in political and legal contexts to inform public policy considerations.