I am deeply passionate about human rights and environmental issues. In general, my areas of specialization in research include (1) attitudes and emotions; (2) social influence and persuasion; (3) climate change communication; and (4) environmental psychology, including the determinants of individual and collective action on climate issues (e.g., investing in clean energy or energy efficient products, supporting climate policy). I am currently a research affiliate at the Yale Program on Climate Change Communication and adjuncting at the University of La Verne. I also have experience in the energy efficiency industry. Check out my research page to read more about my research interests and work.
In my leisure time, I usually have to be outside. Some of my favorite places to visit are Sequoia National Park, anywhere in Alaska, and northern Michigan (I’m a Michigander born and raised in Metro Detroit). I also like to document the beauty of the world in the form of pictures–check out some of my photographs here!
YALE UNIVERSITY – NEW HAVEN, CT
Yale Program on Climate Change Communication
Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies
Postdoctoral Associate, June 2018 – June 2019
CLAREMONT GRADUATE UNIVERSITY – CLAREMONT, CA
School of Social Science, Policy, and Evaluation
Division of Behavioral and Organizational Sciences
Ph.D., Social Psychology, May 2018
UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN – ANN ARBOR, MI
College of Literature, Science, and the Arts
B.A., Psychology, May 2009
B.A., Sociology, May 2009
Sub-concentration in Social Welfare, Social Services, and Social Inequality