About Me

I am an assistant professor of I/O psychology in the Department of Psychology at Baruch College and CUNY Graduate Center, having earned my doctoral degree from Washington State University. My research agenda covers three main topics:

(i)  investigating the nature of economic stressors (e.g., job insecurity and financial stress), their explanatory mechanisms, novel consequences, and individual and contextual moderators;

(ii) uncovering predictors and correlates of proactive safety behaviors in the workplace, including safety voice and accident underreporting;

(iii) examining how advancements in quantitative methodology (e.g., multilevel modeling and latent variable modeling) can be best utilized to advance empirical and substantive work in organizational psychology

Papers I have coauthored have been published in prestigious outlets such as Journal of Applied Psychology, Journal of Occupational Health Psychology, and Applied Psychology: An International Review. Additionally, I sit on the editorial board of Occupational Health Science.

I am committed to using my expertise to make a positive impact in the lives of economically vulnerable employees.

In my spare time, I enjoy exploring the world and immersing myself in the local culture and art scene. As a foodie, I enjoy trying out new restaurants and experimenting with different cuisines. I am also an avid scuba diver.

My Journey

Desenzano del Garda (Italy)

My roots are in Italy, where I grew up and lived for 21 years. I tried (and failed at) many sports in my childhood, including volleyball, basketball, judo, sailing, and swimming, but I kept swimming through high school and college. After graduating high school, I first enrolled at the University of Verona and pursued an I/O psychology major. While there, I joined the Applied Psychology and Measurement (APsyM) Lab and started getting involved in organizational research and psychometrics. Little did I know that my life was about to chance from a relatively small Italian town to living in the Midwest.

Springfield, Missouri (US)

Drury University Swimming & Diving program recruited me to join their nationally recognized program, so I packed all my belongings in two suitcases and moved across the Atlantic. There, I majored in psychology and sociology and continued doing research on job insecurity that I had started while I was in Verona, which will later become one of my main areas of research. On the wet side of things, I was an NCAA champion in 2018 while maintaining a 4.0 GPA.

Leeds (UK)

After graduating college I had no idea what I wanted to do with my life. I had been rejected by several doctoral programs and failed to secure a job, so I moved again. I ended up in Leeds, pursuing a Master of Research degree at Leeds Beckett University. This post-bacc experience was helpful in solidifying my interest in research and expanding my horizons to workplace safety. My position was with the Psychology Applied to Safety and Health (PASH) Unit at Leeds Beckett.

Portland, Oregon (US)

I was extended an offer to join the experimental PhD program at Washington State University midway through my tenure at Leeds. I decided to continue my studies at LBU remotely while starting off my doctoral program at WSU with Dr. Tahira Probst, my doctoral mentor. I then joined the Coalition for Healthy and Equitable Workplaces (CHEW) lab and moved to Portland. Shortly after the world plunged into a once-in-a-generation health and economic crisis. As such, most of my graduate school experience has been hybrid (hello, Zoom University!) My research at WSU focused mostly on economic stress, workplace safety, and applied statistics until I hit the job market and landed a job on the other side of the country!

New York, New York (US)

I moved to New York in Summer 2023 to begin my academic career at Baruch College and CUNY Graduate Center! Here, I founded the SHAPE Work Lab and am an active faculty in the I-O psychology program.