Identity. Diversity. Leadership.

Identity. Diversity. Leadership. 


I am currently a Postdoctoral Fellow at the Darden School of Business and Center for Academic Strategic Partnerships for Interprofessional Research and Education (ASPIRE) at the University of Virginia. I received my PhD in Psychology (Personality and Social Contexts) at the University of Michigan and BA in Psychology and Interpersonal/Organizational Communications at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. 

As an interdisciplinary scholar, I draw upon psychology, management, and sociology research to investigate how employees, particularly from marginalized social identity groups, survive and thrive in oppressive and or stressful work environments. I center my work within identity, diversity, physiology, and positive organizational scholarship to explore the following research questions:

(1) How does marginality generate resources for oppressed social identity groups?

(2) How are organizations designed to foster physical and psychological well-being? 

I explore these questions in a variety of organizational contexts—including religious institutions and healthcare systems—using qualitative (e.g., interpretive phenomenological analysis, grounded theory), quantitative (e.g., survey, experimental), mixed methods, and physiological (e.g., blood pressure) methodologies. 

Feel free to explore more about me and my work using the links above.