Behavioral Scientist | Assistant Professor of Management, UT Austin McCombs School of Business
I am an Assistant Professor of Management at UT Austin’s McCombs School of Business. I earned my Ph.D. in Organizational Behavior at the R. H. Smith School of Business at the University of Maryland.
In my research I investigate employee voice and silence, uncovering when and why workers refrain from speaking up to their managers when they have ideas and opinions that could benefit the team. I also examine conditions under which employees encounter backlash when advocating their interests, such as in negotiating for workplace rewards. On whole, I'm fascinated with how frontline employees navigate the challenges inherent in getting ahead and being heard from their positions relatively lower down in the organizational hierarchy.
My research on employee voice was recently featured in Academy of Management Journal. I have also published pieces online in practitioner outlets such as Harvard Business Review. In 2018, I was awarded the All S.T.A.R. fellowship in recognition of my contributions to the Smith School of Business as a graduate research assistant. Additionally, I have had the opportunity to teach the Smith School's introductory undergraduate class in Organizational Behavior, for which I earned a Distinguished Teaching Award in 2017.
Prior to becoming an academic researcher, I worked as an Equity Research Analyst at J.P. Morgan and as a Project Manager leading new product development for technology companies. I earned my Bachelor's degree in Economics from Columbia University in New York.