I’m a UX researcher on the Instagram research team. Prior to joining the Facebook/Instagram team, I was a graduate student at UC Berkeley, studying Social and Personality Psychology, and completed two internships along the way, one here (in UX) and one at Shutterfly (in market research). In my doctoral research, I studied topics like social power, acceptance and rejection dynamics, emotions and emotion regulation, and the self and self-regulation. In addition to my MA and PhD from Berkeley, I also have a BA from Northwestern University, where I studied psychology and chemistry. Outside of the lab, I love yoga, live music, hiking, cooking, watching great and/or terrible television, and exploring the bay area in all its glory.

Interests

Psychology, social psychology, personality psychology, social connection, emotion, identity dynamics