Bethany de Gant

UX Researcher

I am a qualitative researcher on the Well-being team at Facebook, where I focus on understanding the impact that social media has on subjective well-being. Before joining the Well-being team, I gained valuable experience and skills through the Facebook Research Associate Program.
Prior to research, I was a program manager in Community Operations at Facebook, where I focused on aggregating operational data for teams that focused on online safety and support for vulnerable populations. I worked in consulting for three years before joining Facebook and studied Industrial & Labor Relations at Cornell University.


Psychology, anthropology, ethnography, usability, design thinking, human-computer interaction, creative research methods

Latest Publications

CSCW - October 17, 2020

Country Differences in Social Comparison on Social Media

Justin Cheng, Moira Burke, Bethany de Gant

CHI - April 25, 2020

Social Comparison and Facebook: Feedback, Positivity, and Opportunities for Comparison

Moira Burke, Justin Cheng, Bethany de Gant