I am a postdoctoral fellow in the Management and Organizations Department at Northwestern University Kellogg School of Management.

My research lies at the intersection of entrepreneurship, identity, and signals of commitments and capabilities. A fundamental challenge that actors in the contemporary market face is how to signal their commitments and capabilities, especially if they are entrepreneurs bearing the “liability of newness.” When, why, and how can they successfully do so? This question is important for scholars as well as practitioners who seek to understand when and why actors can successfully enter the market (at a micro level) and the market and social order change over time (at a macro level). I often employ mixed methods for my papers, using observational quantitative, experimental, and interview data to triangulate theories that address these questions.

I received my doctoral degree from the Economic Sociology program at the MIT Sloan School of Management. Before joining the doctoral program, I consulted for local governments and worked as a research assistant at NORC. I completed my undergraduate degree at University of Chicago.