I came to Indiana University after graduating in 2007 from Ohio University with my BA in Psychology, with a minor in sociology. My research interests are still flexible at this point, but my broad substantive interests include social psychology and race/ethnicity. More specifically, I am interested in topics of intergroup relations, as well as the formation and negotiation of racial/ ethnic identity. My MA project examines the role that subtle racial prejudice plays in Americans’ attitudes towards immigration.
Originally from Cleveland, Ohio (but spending my undergraduate years living in a rural college town), I have come to appreciate the peaceful setting that Bloomington provides. Accordingly, some of my non-academic activities include taking very long walks (especially on hiking trails or near lakes), reading, car rides on scenic country roads, “playing” my guitar (I’m learning!), and spending hot days relaxing in a pool with friends.