Upon graduating from Austin College in 2007 with majors in psychology and philosophy, I completed a Master’s (2010) and a Doctoral degree (2012) in Industrial-Organizational Psychology at the University of South Florida. While in graduate school, I conducted research for public and private companies including as a fellow at RAND, Corp. Driven by a passion for promoting and advocating for innovation and evidence-driven policies and strategies, I joined the U.S. Army as an Officer and Research Psychologist to conduct research, lead evidence-based efforts, and advise top level leadership within the Department of Defense.
I left the active duty Army as a research psychologist to join the corporate world in Spring 2018. I am now working at Boeing as a Talent Strategist and Global Senior Manager for Boeing’s Employee Listening and Organizational Research. I previously led Boeing’s team of Global Talent Strategists for the company. In addition, I continue to serve in the Army as an Army Reserve officer. In the last year, I’ve also been recognized as the Society for Military Psychology’s early career psychologist award recipient for 2019 and will be recognized in 2020 as the Society for Industrial-Organizational Psychology’s Early Career award recipient. In 2019, I was selected by the George W. Bush Institute as one of 43 scholars recognized for their national leadership in the Veterans and Military space, enabling me the opportunity to participate in a 5-month leadership development program – the Bush Institute’s Stand-To Veterans Leadership Program.
Austin College instilled in me a true passion for life-long learning and scholarship. It has given me the confidence to make career and life decisions that may on the surface appear bold or risky but were in fact intentional and strategic as I seek to grow, develop, and gain perspective that enables long-term success for driving real change and betterment at national and international levels.