As a social psychologist, I’m fascinated by the roles we all play in each other’s lives and well-being, and how technology influences those roles– for better and for worse. My research has explored questions such as:
What are the benefits of social media use and how can social media help us improve our health?
How do young people’s social environments, both online and offline, influence their use of e-cigarettes (also known as vaping)?
To what extent do we compare ourselves to others on social media, and how do those comparisons affect us?
I’m a Postdoctoral Fellow at the Stanford Prevention Research Center, where my current lines of research involve adolescent e-cigarette use, social media and digital health, and tobacco use disparities in the LGBTQ+ community.
Outside of the lab, I love cooking, working out, spending time with family and friends, and exploring all that the beautiful Bay Area has to offer.