I provide pragmatic, solutions-focused expertise to social behavior change efforts. My goal is to bring teams the best, most impactful and actionable know-how from behavioral science, social change marketing, personal and leadership development, experience design and the psychology of well-being.
• My focus is on improving social and interpersonal interactions in communities (on and off-line) to change social systems for the better.
• I work with organizations and teams that are tasked with decreasing behaviors on the spectrum of cruelty to violence.
• I provide strategy, program development and research/evaluation support in primary, secondary and tertiary prevention of anti-social behavior.
Most recently I've worked with anti-human trafficking, commercial sexual exploitation and domestic violence prevention nonprofits creating strategy, shaping online outreach, developing interventions, and advising on a poster campaign to reach teens and young adults. As the first Associate Director of Public Initiatives for Philip Zimbardo's Heroic Imagination Project in 2010 I developed the organization's earliest public initiatives, the Hero Pledge and the Hero Challenge.
Previously, I studied the psychology of well-being with a focus in pro-social behavior under Chris Peterson and Martin Seligman, receiving my Masters in Applied Positive Psychology from the University of Pennsylvania in 2010. I graduated summa cum laude with concurrent undergraduate degrees from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst in 2005 (Bachelor of Arts in Economics, Bachelor of Science in Cognitive Science and Applied Social Research).