My research focuses on how the associations between personality and outcomes in the real world as well as processes associated with well-being. For example, my recent projects examined how personality traits assessed in adolescence are associated with behavioral outcomes at work in middle adulthood.

I also am interested in how individual differences in happiness could be explained by time spent in social activities or reward sensitivity.

Basically, I am interested in testing how personality is related to important outcomes and the processes underlying individual differences in positive emotional experience.

PhD, Michigan State University, Personality Psychology, 2009
MA, Michigan State University, Psychology , 2006
BA, University of California Irvine, Cognitive Science , 1999