Hello there — and welcome to my site!
I study how people learn about, make sense of, and begin participating in societal structures. My research focuses particularly on children's reasoning about social group hierarchies along lines of power and status, as well as early-life thinking about formalized notions of power and status (e.g., political leadership, occupational hierarchies). In asking these questions, I pay particular attention to how variation in lived experience shapes differences in social thinking across individuals and contexts.
I am an Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychology at the University of Rochester. I am excited to be recruiting PhD students to begin in Fall 2024. My lab is also actively recruiting undergraduate research assistants.