I am a Quantitative UX Researcher working on sharing (what, when, why, and with whom people share/post). I am interested in how social psychology and quantitative research methods can help Facebook understand and optimize the experience for all people (users, businesses, and non-profit organizations) across the globe. Before joining Facebook, I received my PhD in social psychology from University of Texas at Austin where I primarily studied social and cognitive influences on prosocial behavior (e.g., volunteerism and donations) and what language makes for better (less hurtful) social rejections. While writing my dissertation, I completed a 10-month internship at Hewlett Packard Autonomy in Marketing Research and Development where I created machine learning algorithms to capture consumer online behaviors. Despite 4 years as a Texas Longhorn, my loyalties remain with my undergraduate institution University of Michigan. I can often be spotted around Facebook campus wearing some form of Maize and Blue, even moreso during football and basketball seasons.
social psychology, social good/philanthropy, social influence, applied statistics