I am a 5th year Ph.D. candidate at Princeton University in social psychology and the joint degree program in social policy.

My research interests are in prejudice reduction, social norms and social change, intergroup contact, and field experimentation. Currently, my research focuses on three main questions:

  • How do signals of shifting social norms shape public opinion?
  • Can mediated intergroup contact durably reduce intergroup prejudice in contexts of extreme racial and ethnic segregation?
  • Can a skills-training program implemented in prisons increase wellbeing and improve reintegration outcomes for incarcerated participants?

At the core of each of these questions is my motivation to use psychological theory and a mix of experimental and non-experimental, quantitative and qualitative, lab and field methodology to address some of our most pressing social problems. 

I am a recipient of the National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship (NSF-GRFP), the Anna and G. Mason Morfit ’97 Fellowship, and the Prize Fellowship in the Social Sciences. Prior to attending Princeton, I earned my B.S. in Psychology from Yale University in 2017.

Academic advisor: http://www.betsylevypaluck.com/