I am an Associate Professor of Organizational Behavior at the Yale School of Management, and a Faculty Affiliate of the Program on Entrepreneurship and the Computation and Society Initiative. I also co-organize the Innovation and Entrepreneurship Seminar.

My research examines evaluation processes in market and organizational contexts to improve our empirical and theoretical understanding of stratification, careers, and entrepreneurship, with frequent overlap across these areas. In one stream of my work, I identify the factors that contribute to inequality and stratification in evaluations, with a common focus on how the structure of evaluation processes affects observed outcomes. In a related stream of my work, I focus on evaluations that affect career outcomes, with a usual focus on entrepreneurship. My research data often comes from collaborations with technology-focused startups; I also use data from other archival sources (e.g., US Census) and have implemented various field experiments.

This research has been published in Administrative Science Quarterly, Management Science, and Organization Science, and various media outlets have covered it; I have also written pieces for the Harvard Business Review and the London School of Economics Business Review based on this work. For more information about my research, please visit my research page or download my curriculum vitae.

I redeveloped and teach the MBA and EMBA core course on entrepreneurship and innovation (Innovator). I was recognized as one of the Best 40 Under 40 Professors by Poets & Quants in 2020.

I earned my PhD from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology's Sloan School of Management in 2017, and my BA and BS from Providence College in 2007. Before entering academia, I worked in investment banking (e.g., M&A and capital raises) and strategic corporate finance.

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