I received my BA in American studies and psychology from the University of Virginia (UVA), and MA / PhD in social psychology from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). My academic research focused on first impressions, examining how and why people form snap judgments of one another based on minimal information. I currently work on the News Team, where I use both qualitative and quantitative methods to ensure the news people see on Facebook is trustworthy, informative and relevant.

Interests

Social psychology, impression formation, research methodology, international research and statistics