"I believe that learning to embrace challenges with optimism and inclusivity is paramount for humanity’s survival."
Ed.D. University of California, Los Angeles, Education – 2018
B.A. Stanford University, Psychology – 2011
A.A. Santa Monica College, Psychology and Anthropology – 2008
I am passionate about helping people and organizations apply insights from psychology research to improve motivation, equity, resilience, and academic achievement. My area of expertise is the social psychological factors that can support—or undermine—our motivation, resilience, and sense of social connectedness. These factors include:
I help educators, education leaders, managers, and product designers discover how to apply this knowledge in their context so that they can: improve student motivation, persistence, and achievement; reduce equity gaps and implicit bias; improve job satisfaction and productivity; and develop more engaging experiences.
I believe that our capacity to thrive as a society, and as a species, depends on how well we train our educators and leaders to create inclusive environments that foster a fearless passion to learn, curiosity, and empathy and compassion for others.