Welcome! I am a graduate student of social psychology at the University of Texas at Austin, where I work with Dr. Bill Swann and Dr. Jamie Pennebaker. I am interested in understanding (i) what it means for people to develop deep connections with groups (and ideologies), and (ii) how individuals who are deeply connected with groups deal with threats to their identities. My work takes a multi-method approach in pursuing these questions, complementing traditional social psychology methods with big data and language analysis methods, which allows me to study these processes in both controlled and natural settings.
I am currently co-leading The Pandemic Project, which attempts to track the social psychological impacts of the current COVID outbreak. Check out our reports of our latest research findings here.
Before discovering the world of social psychology and research, I was a developer at Microsoft and a Young India Fellow.
Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org to say hello!