My research focuses on evaluating social behavior from the 'bottom up': how do individual interactions, evaluations, and decisions form larger social structures? Substantively, I focus on questions related to the future of social connection, coordination, and work: How do individuals navigate careers that occur outside of formal organizations? How do groups coordinate their behavior in the absence of a leader or leviathan? How can we identify the motives of social interaction from large online networks? How do behaviors and preferences spread and cluster?
My research draws on a wide variety of empirical cases, from hockey fights to film collaborations to online reviews. I also use agent-based models and theoretically-grounded simulations to examine the macro-level consequences of micro-level social interactions.
Before my graduate studies at Cornell and Postdoctoral Fellowship at Dartmouth College, I received a Bachelor of Science in Psychology from Yale University in 2010, and then worked as a Business Analyst and Data Scientist for Wayfair.com from 2010-13.