About me

How can organizational members learn to become stronger leaders, as well as effective followers? How can organizations foster learning as a core value that can drive innovation? How can organizations better adapt to a rapidly changing technological environment?

My desire to answer questions like these is why I became an expert in organizational communication. As a social scientist at the RAND Corporation, I conduct research in the fields of public policy, communication, strategic management, and organizational change. Throughout my academic career, I have conducted applied research in coordination with a range of organizations including public sector and non-profit organizations, consultancies, university research groups, and media corporations. I provide new insights to organizational challenges by applying research and analytical skills, knowledge of quantitative and qualitative methods, strong presentation and facilitation skills, and my deep understanding of communication processes in different organizational contexts.

My research interests include:

  • Organizational development and change
  • Organizational culture and identity
  • Leadership
  • Social networks
  • Communication technologies 
  • Innovation
  • Strategic management
  • Strategic communication
  • Interorganizational collaboration & coordination
  • The use of social science approaches to help solve interdisciplinary problems

I graduated from Northwestern University with a bachelor’s degree in Communication, and I completed a dual-master’s degree in Global Communication at the London School of Economics and Political Science and at University of Southern California. In 2014, I completed my doctoral degree in Communication at the Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism at the University of Southern California.

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