How well do we know our own motives in social life? How is our knowledge about what motivates us influenced by those around us? Why do we sometimes see others, but rarely see ourselves, as motivated by self-interest or hate? In my research, I examine these and other questions at the intersection of motivation, social cognition, and morality. To address such questions, I use theory and methods from social psychology, cognitive science, and behavioral economics. Some of my research on these topics has been covered in popular press outlets, including BBC, Time, and Discover.

I’m currently a Principal Researcher at Chicago Booth working with Ayelet Fishbach. I received my PhD in Psychology from Yale University (advised by Molly Crockett) and my BA in Psychology from Simon Fraser University in British Columbia, Canada. Before graduate school, I worked as a full-time research assistant for two years with Jamil Zaki at Stanford University.

To learn more about my work, check out my publications below or on Google Scholar.

  • Social Psychology
  • Introspection
  • Social Cognition
  • Motivated Cognition
  • Computational Modelling
  • Ph.D. in Psychology, 2023

    Yale University

  • M.Phil. in Psychology, 2020

    Yale University

  • B.A. (Hons.) in Psychology, 2014

    Simon Fraser University