What I Do.
My research focuses on educational interventions, human evolution, human development, close relationships, and behavior genetics, resulting in 40+ scholarly publications.
I write popular posts on diverse science-related topics including, teaching, current scientific research, higher education, education technology, and book reviews.
I have extensive experience with science writing and communication. I provide copy editing services for science writers, and am available for speaking engagements.
Ethnic Spaces on Campus Positively Impact Minorities, but Not Whites: What are Potential Inclusive Solutions?
A new study published in Social Psychological and Personality Science tests how ethnic and cultural spaces on college campuses impact perceptions, experiences, and outcomes for minority and White students. Ethnic spaces increased minority students sense of belonging, their perception of how much the university values minority students, their felt support by the university, and their […]
I hold a Ph.D. in psychology with a specialization in evolution and human development from Oakland University. I currently work as a Research Scientist for WGU Labs, an education innovation hub striving to advance ingenuity in the higher education space. I also serve as the Communications Officer for HBES.
I have always been passionate about the role of education in one’s life, believing that knowledge is an immensely transformative force for good. Science communication underlies much of my current professional effort, with the ultimate goal being to increase public scientific literacy and inspire learning.
I enjoy reading, writing, and running.