As a postdoctoral scholar on the NSF ADVANCE Catalyst team at UCF, I am working on a project that examines how STEM faculty perceive their departmental culture and climate, organizational fit, and faculty support initiatives. This project bridges the frameworks of organizational justice, organizational authenticity, and intersectionality, utilizing mixed methods to better understand and address the challenges faced by STEM faculty.

My other ongoing project considers how employees of a large U.S.-based technology company navigate the contested idea of “diversity.” Drawing on data collected via in-depth interviews, I utilize a grounded theory approach to examine how tech employees voice controversial perspectives on diversity, navigate discussions of diversity at work, and evaluate diversity in the high-tech industry.

Want to know more about my research? View my publications, my invited presentations, or my conference participation