PhD Candidate

About Andrea

About Andrea

I am a Doctoral Candidate in Management & Organizations at the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University. I am on the 2019-20 job market.

My research centers around two key questions:

•    How does social class background shape the types of obstacles and strengths employees experience in professional workplaces?
•    How can key elements of the cultures of professional workplaces (i.e., organizational practices and values) amplify or attenuate social class inequality?

Beyond social class inequality, I also extend this work to study intergroup inequalities more broadly. I employ multi-method techniques in my research including field studies, interviews, lab experiments, surveys, archival data analysis, and text analysis. My research has been published in journals including Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, Current Directions in Psychological Science, and Current Opinion in Psychology, and is currently in revision or under review at the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology and Psychological Science. My work has been featured in the business and popular press, including Harvard Business Review, Politico, and the Christian Science Monitor. I also write for the Behavioral Scientist.

When I’m not researching or writing, I enjoy training for road races, baking, and struggling through the Saturday NYTimes crossword puzzle.