Graduate Research Assistant & Lecturer

Loyola University Chicago

I am a Ph.D. candidate, research scientist, and occasional consultant. Trained as a social psychologist, my research interests include information processing, social influence, and open-mindedness in both individual and group decision-making contexts. For example, one line of my research examines how group dynamics influence open-minded cognition and how this may contribute to polarization. In another line of research, I am investigating how shared representations of a task can influence ethical group decision-making, performance, and intragroup processes. To study the above topics, I use such methods as computational modeling, structural equation modeling, machine learning, and online- and laboratory-based experiments. I am also passionate about data science and its role in developing insights into complex and challenging problems. I hope to one day build tools to make data analysis easier, open, and fun.

Interests

  • Group Dynamics
  • Information Processing
  • Social Influence
  • Computational Modeling
  • Machine Learning

Education

  • PhD in Social Psychology, 2021

    Loyola University Chicago

  • MA in Social Psychology, 2016

    Loyola University Chicago

  • BSc in Psychology/Criminal Justice, 2014

    Grand Valley State University

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