Social change through data & research
Columbia University, B.A. Political Science & Sustainable Development
📍 San Francisco, CA
Sheryl Sandberg & Dave Goldberg Family Foundation
Project Management & Research Lead | Jun 2022 – Present | Palo Alto, CA
Research Fellow | Feb 2021 – May 2022 | Palo Alto, CA
Co-authored LeanIn.Org and McKinsey & Company’s 2021 Women in the Workplace Report, the largest and leading annual study of women in corporate America surveying 65,000+ employees and 400+ companies. Managed analysis of 24 qualitative interviews, analyzed quantitative data, wrote endnotes and citations, assisted with data visualizations, and ensured data accuracy for interactions with press and media. Youngest of 12 report authors, a group including five McKinsey partners, Lean In’s CEO, and a Stanford expert in the field of gender research.
Conducted background research on various topics for new content, oversaw one programmatic impact study and assisted with others, and analyzed findings from internal Women in the Workplace survey used by firm leadership to implement shifts in company policy/culture.
Tali Farhadian Weinstein for Manhattan District Attorney
Policy Research Campaign Fellow | Feb 2021 – Apr 2021 | New York, NY (Remote)
Research criminal justice policy issues for progressive Manhattan District Attorney campaign, resulting in three official campaign policies.
The Earth Institute, Columbia University
American Lead Atlas Research Intern | Nov 2020 – Feb 2021 | New York, NY (Remote)
Worked with Dr. Joyce Klein-Rosenthal, MPH, PhD in her research on lead levels in the United States. Built survey for government administrators to determine environmental lead levels and data availability in major cities. Researched and compiled information on regulation structures and barriers to policy change at all levels of government.
Columbia Undergraduate Law Review
Editor In Chief | Jan 2020 – Dec 2020 | New York, NY
Led all divisions of the review (100+ members), resolved disputes between members, and mentored several other students. Spearheaded new interjournal partnerships with undergraduate law reviews at Cambridge University and the University of Pennsylvania. Pioneered and personally supervised undergraduate fellowship program, peer mentorship program, and alumni directory.
Executive Editor | May 2019 – Dec 2019 | New York, NY
Executive Editor, Online Division (Sept 2019 – Dec 2019). Executive Editor, Summer Publishing Program (May 2019 – Aug 2019).
Staff Writer & Editor | Jul 2017 – May 2019 | New York, NY
Gretchen Driskell for Congress
Flash Intern | Oct 2020 – Nov 2020 | Washtenaw County, MI (Remote)
Assist with GOTV efforts for a Democratic Congressional campaign in Michigan’s 7th district in the weeks preceding the 2020 presidential election.
Sheryl Sandberg & Dave Goldberg Family Foundation | LeanIn.Org
Content & Research Intern | May 2020 – Sept 2020 | Palo Alto, CA (Remote)
Analyzed data as one of the youngest contributors to Lean In and McKinsey & Company’s 2020 Women in the Workplace Report, the leading study of its kind (findings reported in dozens of outlets such as The Wall Street Journal and Forbes). Collected and interpreted data for influential original research conducted in partnership with SurveyMonkey. Synthesized information from academic and non-academic sources to further research-backed workplace best practices. Built new research library using Google Sheets and Mendeley to allow for advanced search and easier citation process.
Tow Center for Digital Journalism
Editorial Assistant | Aug 2018 – Jun 2020 | New York, NY & Remote
Set up and maintain website, make graphics, and live-tweet events to reach an audience of 17,500 people. Research local news organizations as part of a larger project about media ownership in the United States. Learn about how journalism is changing due to technology, and how it affects the intersection with law and politics.
Westchester County Climate Crisis Task Force
Project Manager, Columbia Capstone Consulting Team | Jan 2020 – May 2020 | White Plains, NY & Remote
Led a team of five undergraduates working on community-based solutions to food access issues in Westchester County. Created and managed work plan to keep team on track, oversaw data collection and mapping, and resolved intra-team conflict. Wrote executive consultancy report for clients and suggested next steps towards reducing food scarcity. Presented findings to clients and community stakeholders, as well as at Columbia symposium, and received positive feedback.
Sanford Heisler Sharp LLP
Legal Intern/Legal Assistant | Jan 2020 – May 2020 | New York, NY & Remote
Managed, analyzed, and documented information as part of document review process for various public interest civil cases. Conducted intakes with potential clients, assessed case viability, and recommended course of action to firm leadership. Built on previous experience to compile nationwide referral resource database for survivors of trauma and discrimination.
Office of Senator Kirsten Gillibrand
Environment & Technology Outreach Intern | Sept 2019 – Dec 2019 | New York, NY
Researched various housing, technology, environmental, and other issues and wrote briefs for staffers and the Senator herself. Met with constituents to link public and private sectors, and selected as lead intern for the Senator’s Staten Island Town Hall.
Center for WorkLife Law at UC Hastings
Intern | Jul 2019 – Aug 2019 | San Francisco, CA
Worked end-to-end on a consulting project exploring gender and racial bias in lawyers’ performance evaluations. Coded, analyzed, and visualized quantitative and qualitative data to reveal trends in biases using R, Dedoose, and Excel. Wrote report of findings and suggested new best practices directly to Center founder Joan Williams, an expert in the field. Craft Tweets about the need for breastfeeding accommodations for Breastfeeding Month and Black Breastfeeding Week. Learn about policymaking and professional development through the Breastfeeding Policy Summit and the Hastings Leadership Academy for Women.
Office of Senator Dianne Feinstein
Intern | May 2019 – Jul 2019 | San Francisco, CA
Researched California environmental issues and recommended policy solutions as part of independent intern research project. Wrote memos summarizing research, meetings, and reports on key issues to assist field representatives and other staffers.
All In Together
Community Outreach Intern | Jan 2019 – May 2019 | New York, NY
Analyzed data, performed literature review, and wrote report on gendered civic engagement across age groups. Facilitated partnerships with local community organizations across the nation nation to provide training that empowers women survivors of assault/domestic violence to become leaders. Wrote newsletters and design graphics for social media, reaching an audience of 9,000+ women.
Research Intern | Jun 2015 – Aug 2015 | Stanford, CA
Conducted research on potting soil-compost sample ratios and their effects on productivity on small, sustainable farms. Displayed research at the American Geophysical Union, and international science conference, in December 2015.