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I am an Assistant Professor of Management at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.
My research investigates the important role that identities and interpersonal interactions play in cultivating workplace inclusion and enabling professional advancement. In my primary stream of research, I examine when, why, and how individuals express cultural identities or conceal relatively high status identities when interacting with people who differ from themselves, and the influence that these decisions have on employees’ inclusive behaviors towards one another and willingness to promote one another's professional advancement. In my second stream of research, I examine the role of gender in professional advancement and leadership attainment. While primarily an experimentalist, my research also employs field and qualitative methods. Through my work, I hope to shed light upon how people from different backgrounds can work together effectively and drive organizational success.
I completed my doctoral training in Harvard University’s Organizational Behavior program, an interdisciplinary program between Harvard Business School and Harvard's Social Psychology department. Before Harvard, I worked in brand strategy in the advertising industry. I received my Bachelor of Arts from the University of Pennsylvania.