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I am a Doctoral Candidate in Management and Organizational Behavior at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, and an incoming Assistant Professor of Management at the McCombs School of Business of the University of Texas at Austin. I study how leaders and employees shape the stability and adaptability of organizational and team culture from the top-down and bottom-up.
In one stream of research, I explore the dynamic nature of culture. I focus on how leaders and employees contribute to the adaptability of culture by changing team culture, as well as contribute to its stability by taking responsibility for the culture and newcomers’ experience of it. In a second stream of research, I examine how leader mindsets towards adaptability and stability have far-reaching implications for individual behavior, organizational culture, performance, and change. My work has been published in journals such as Organization Science, Academy of Management Journal, and Research in Organizational Behavior.
Prior to my doctoral studies at Wharton, I spent eight years in the financial services industry, most recently leading turnarounds of industrial organizations. I received my M.B.A. from Wharton where I was a Palmer Scholar and the 2011 McGowan Fellow, and my B.A. from Haverford College in Economics (honors) and Philosophy.