Teaching/Advising

I am a teaching assistant for the University of Texas’s Introduction to Psychology “Synchronized Massive Online Course” (SMOC). Learn more about the 1,500+ student class here or learn about the effectiveness of SMOCs compared to traditional classes hereI also enjoy helping students develop their research interests and skills. I have advised two undergraduate honors theses, in addition to mentoring students through the SURE program as a member of my department's diversity committee. 

Professional Service

In 2016, I organized the first Psychology of Architecture Conference with Sam Gosling. The conference attracted 120+ attendees from 12 countries. Talks from the conference are available on YouTube. I also co-edited a special issue of the journal Self & Identity with Bill Swann

Private, Public, and Social Sector Work

Outside of academia, I have worked on the People Analytics team at Google, as research analyst at the executive search firm Egon Zehnder, and as a research assistant at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars. I also spent a year teaching high school English in the Breton region of France. In 2016, I participated in a panel at the United Nations University on child trajectories into and out of non-state armed groups. Insights from this panel and two others are available in a publication by Rebecca Littman for UN policymakers.

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