Trained as a sociologist, I most love answering big picture questions that require a quick understanding of culture, context, social dynamics, needs, and meaning. I love questions about how and why people love, hate, do, avoid, understand, and navigate the world around them.
My research career began in academic and non-profit settings, where I gravitated towards questions about labor rights, immigration, citizenship policy, and healthcare. My Ph.D. dissertation examines the cultural underpinnings of the U.S. and French healthcare systems.
I left academia in search of applied research that impacts people's lives in very tangible, everyday ways. I began my career in market research by working with small and large research agencies, eventually making Ipsos my home. With Ipsos, I help Fortune 100 clients in the healthcare and technology sectors understand the lives of their customers via sociologically-informed market research.
I am passionate about improving access to healthcare, promoting humanity in the workplace, inspiring introspection, communities, participating in diverse micro-cultures, helping others, and supporting a sustainable future. I get a rush from speaking French, my violin, hiking, yoga, and gardening.
I hold a B.A. in Spanish from DePaul University, and a B.A. in Sociology from Université de Strasbourg. My Ph.D. in Sociology is from University of California, San Diego.