- Claremont Graduate University, PhD, Applied Social Psychology, 2007
- Claremont Graduate University, MA, Applied Social Psychology, 2002
- Eastern Connecticut State University, BA, Sociology and Applied Social Relations; Psychology (double major), 1999
My training is in applied, community-based participatory action research approaches, and my work lies at the intersection of action research, public policy, advocacy, and activism. As an applied psychologist, I am a vocal proponent of not only intervention and prevention work, but also evidence-based decision-making and research-backed public policy. I am currently co-editing a Special Issue of the flagship peer-reviewed journal, The American Psychologist, on Public Psychology with Dr. Asia Eaton, Dr. Patrick Grzanka, and Dr. Linda Silka.