Current Appointments

Science Communication Researcher
Annenberg Public Policy Center
University of Pennsylvania

Research Fellow
Yale Law School
Yale University

Science Advisor
See Change Institute
Venice, CA

Education

Ph.D. Social Psychology.
Concentration: Psychology of Peace and Violence
University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA
Dissertation: Three investigations into the dynamics and implications of identity-protective cognition for public responses to environmental problems.
Committee: Brian Lickel, Ezra Markowitz, Jeffrey Starns, Brian Schaffner

 M.S. Psychology
University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA
Thesis: Secondhand communication of risk related information: How ideology and relational motives affect interpersonal risk communication.
Committee: Brian Lickel (Chair), Ezra Markowitz, Ronnie Janoff-Bulman

B.A. Psychology, Government & Political Affairs.
Millersville University, Millersville, PA
Magna cum Laude
Departmental Honors in Psychology
Honors Committee: Tae Woo, Frederick Foster-Clark, Sean Cook

Past Positions

William J. Henrich Postdoctoral Fellow, Annenberg Center for Advanced Study in Communication, Annenberg Public Policy Center, University of Pennsylvania. (July, 2018 - June, 2019).

Research Scientist, See Change Institute, Venice, CA. (December, 2017 - May, 2019)

Research Fellow, Frameworks Institute, Washington, D. C. (January, 2017- September, 2017)

Consultant and Data Analyst, UMass Forestry Extension: Family Forestry Management in Massachusetts (May, 2017 – September, 2018)

Consultant and Data Analyst, Public and Private Watershed Management in Western Massachusetts (September, 2015 - July, 2016)

Research Assistant, Center for Disaster Research and Education at Millersville University (January, 2013 - June 2013)