I am interested in motivational-emotional phenomena that can be used for effective self-regulation. In addition to uncovering the processes behind these phenomena, I want to develop brief self-guided interventions that people can use to better achieve their goals.
My research includes projects on the role of self-talk in behavior change, the affective experiences associated with intentions, and the role of social media data in addressing public health challenges such as HIV. I often take an interdisciplinary perspective in my research and have led collaborations with researchers from clinical psychology, marketing, statistics, computer science, and epidemiology.
I have been a member of this lab since 2014 and I am planning to graduate in 2019. Before coming to the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, I earned a Bachelor's degree in psychology at the University of Hamburg.