I am a behavioral researcher, social impact creator, and life enthusiast.
As a PhD student in Organizational Behavior at London Business School, my research interests focus on topics related to career transitions, organizational culture, and social networks. I particularly investigate these topics through the lens of mindsets and multicultural experience. The questions I study are set in the context of change, whether reactively driven by macro-environmental forces (e.g., "how do organizations and individuals cope with the challenges in the Future of Work?") or proactively initiated by individuals (e.g., "how do people come up with options for making a meaningful career change?").
Prior to starting my PhD, I have a background in financial audit at PwC in Silicon Valley, customer and employee experience management at Medallia in London, and organizational research at the Mindsets & Diversity Lab. Through my work with Fortune 500 companies, I gained first-hand experience of the knowledge gaps prevalent in modern businesses, and found that these aligned closely with my research interests.
I have been navigating change and diversity ever since leaving my home country of Taiwan at the age of 12 and living independently across five continents (South Africa, New Zealand, Canada, the US, and the UK). I was the youngest graduate of both the Haas School of Business undergraduate program and the London Business School Masters in Finance program.
I am also a passionate volunteer with a focus on education. My experiences include advising a musical theatre school in the UK on financial turnaround strategy, mentoring female entrepreneurs in emerging markets, and organizing academic training programs for students in preparation for higher education.
Outside of my work in academic research or volunteering, I enjoy improvising songs on my piano, exploring new cities without a map, and building my photography portfolio.