I am a Ph.D. student in the Management Department, focusing on organizational behavior, at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. My research interests include the formation and maintenance of relationships, affective culture and its influence on communication and expression, and strong emotional experiences at work and their lingering effects. I received my B.A. from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 2009, and worked for a consulting firm in Washington, D.C. prior to entering the doctoral program in 2011. My personal interests include Ultimate Frisbee, choral singing, and zoology.