I am a fifth year PhD Candidate in the Management and Organizations Department at the Kellogg School of Management. My research interests lie at the intersection of organizational theory and strategy. I investigate intermediaries and intermediation in the corporate governance context, with a particular focus on how internal structures help or hinder an organization’s response to environmental changes. In addition to my Ph.D., I expect to graduate in 2020 with a M.A. in Statistics.

My work has received awards like the 2018 Andreas Al-Laham Best Paper Award from the Multi-Level Network Research Standing Working Group at the European Group for Organizational Studies (EGOS), and was nominated for the 2019 Best Paper Proceedings from the Strategy Division of the Academy of Management.

I have a M.A. from the Wharton School, where I researched changes in Hong Kong’s board independence regulations using an institutional lens. I graduated magna cum laude from Princeton University in 2010 with an A.B. in Sociology and a certificate in East Asian Studies. During college, I researched topics related to race and ethnicity.

Before entering academia, I worked in the Financial Services and Board Services Practices at the executive search firm Spencer Stuart in both their New York and Shanghai offices. As the Junior Knowledge Manager in the Board Services Practice, I spearheaded research efforts that culminated in the first Hong Kong Board Index.