I was born at Memorial Hospital in Colorado Springs, CO on February 25, 1987. As an army brat (or global nomad, as one person once labeled me), I traveled throughout my childhood to Fairbanks, AK, Calcium, NY, Hohenfels, Germany, and finally back to my native Colorado. I attended high school at Fountain Fort Carson High School from 2001 to 2005, where I graduated valedictorian (one of many). After high school, I attended Colorado State University as a double major in Psychology and Mathematics from 2005 to 2009. I went to graduate school at the University of Connecticut from 2009 to 2014 and earned a Ph.D. in social psychology under the supervision of Felicia Pratto. I am currently an assistant professor at Clark University located in Worcester, MA.