I am a postdoctoral researcher at Northwestern University where I study social psychology with Dr. Sylvia Perry and her Social Cognition and Intergroup Processes Laboratory. I completed my PhD at York University in 2020. I earned my BA at Ryerson University in 2011 and received my MA from York University in 2015.
Broadly speaking, I study interpersonal relationships. I am interested in how people interact and how the attitudes that people hold influence these interactions. Specifically, my research focuses on social cognition and behaviour following negative experiences such as rejection and other minor transgressions. How do we think about negative experiences and how do these thoughts influence how we behave? In addition, I explore how social categories, such as race and gender, play into these experiences in an intergroup context. I am also interested in how intergroup attitudes are shaped in childhood from both the perspective of majority and minority group members.
Prior to my career in social psychology, I studied stage management at Sheridan College where I earned a diploma in theatre production. Although my stage managing days are over, I still enjoy attending musical theatre and dance productions in Toronto. I am also a trained tap dancer.
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