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


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)