I am a PhD candidate in the Economic Sociology program at the MIT Sloan School of Management.  My research agenda addresses how actors' efforts to signal their commitment and capability shape their actions and other valued outcomes within organizations and markets.  In particular, I study how people enact different valuations than ones they privately hold - or that are widely held - in order to make a positive impression.  For more information about my research, please visit my research page or download my curriculum vitae.

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.