As a member of the Development of Identities in Cultural Environments (D.I.C.E) lab under Dr. Onnie Rogers and the Destin lab under Dr. Mesmin Destin, I primarily focus on understanding how people’s environments shape their academic and psychological outcomes. I am passionate about using developmental-social psychological frameworks to uncover the ways in which interpersonal, institutional, and sociopolitical forces affect young people’s psychology.
I am recognized as a Student Laureate of the Lincoln Academy of Illinois, the highest honor given by the state of Illinois. Recently, I was inducted into the Edward Bouchet Honor Society and received the Diversity Science Award from the Department of Psychology. My research has been supported by the Dispute Resolution Research Center at Kellogg School of Business and by the Character Lab.
For two years, I worked as a Fellow for the Office of Diversity and Inclusion in The Graduate School at Northwestern University. I help to organize and lead the Diversity Peer Mentoring program as well as a number of other retention and recruitment programs. As an advocate for engaged mentorship, I have informally and formally mentored and supported students in all stages of their academic journeys from high school to graduate school.
In my free time, I like to play with my dog Wrigley, enjoy good food with family and friends, hike or walk, and spend time with my partner.
To learn more about my research visit the “Projects” page.