I am a PhD candidate at The Schulich School of Business (York University) in Toronto, Canada. I study resistance and backlash towards diversity initiatives along with interventions to mitigate these roadblocks to diversity and inclusion in organizations.
In my dissertation, I develop a theory for the conditions under which the initial resistance to diversity initiatives from employees with privileged identities can result in eventual support for these same initiatives. I test this theory through an intervention designed to build support for diversity initiatives. This project is funded by Mitacs Accelerate and the consulting firm Feminuity.
I am the recipient of the Elia Scholar award for 2017-2020, York University’s most prestigious award for incoming PhD students, and the Anthony P.Cunliffe scholarship. Before my PhD, I worked as a manager of a fundraising team for non-profits.