Mellon Faculty Fellow

Dartmouth College

About Me

I am a social psychologist in the Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences at Dartmouth College. My research explores diverse contexts in which people talk about race and ethnicity, the risks and benefits people with different identities face in these conversations, and strategies to address these challenges. In doing so, I seek to identify ways to support racial-ethnic identity development, shared racial-ethnic consciousness, and closeness and authenticity in interracial contexts.

Before joining PBS at Dartmouth, I received my PhD in Psychology from Stanford University, working with Greg Walton. I obtained my bachelor’s degree from Rice University, where I worked with Mikki Hebl.


  • Race Talk
  • Interracial Friendships
  • Psychological Interventions
  • Identity Safety


  • PhD in Psychology, 2022

    Stanford University

  • BA in Psychology and Sociology, 2016

    Rice University


A threatening opportunity: The prospect of conversations about race-related experiences between Black and White friends.

Similarities are foundational to building and maintaining friendships, but for cross-race friends, differences in experiences related …

Intimate intergroup contact across the lifespan.

Intergroup contact can be as casual as members of different groups walking past one another on the street or as intimate as developing …

Children's Intergroup Relations and Attitudes

The existence of warm, intimate, supportive, and egalitarian relationships between members of differing social outgroups is likely, at …