Ph.D. Candidate in Strategic Management
University of Texas at Austin
Welcome! I am a doctoral candidate in strategic management at the McCombs School of Business, University of Texas at Austin.
My research interests are in behavioral strategy, with a focus on how top executives’ cognition, decision-making, and framing efforts influence firm strategies, performance, and stakeholders. My research in this area has generated a recent article in the Academy of Management Journal that examines how the presence of women in firms’ upper echelons influences strategic risk-taking and firm performance. My dissertation investigates how CEOs, through their cognitive resources and interactions with stock analysts, can help firms to achieve and benefit from organizational ambidexterity.
My dissertation committee consists of Professors Andrew Henderson (Chair), David Harrison, Ram Ranganathan, and Craig Crossland. I have successfully defended my dissertation proposal in January 2017, and expect to graduate in Spring 2018.