I am part of the affective movement in entrepreneurship studies, because building new things and working with new types of people is not just a cognitive, but also an emotional experience.
I research how our perception of people (GDO) and workplace emotion and moods (OB) impact our judgment of others’ credibility (MOC). My favorite contexts are emerging and high-growth firms (ENT).
I hold a BA from Stanford with honors in international security studies and a master's degree in the same field from Princeton. My languages are English (native), Turkish (fluent), and Mandarin (barely hanging on to spoken fluency).
I am now in Silicon Valley researching workplace Employee Resource (affinity) Group leadership and the experiences of the first official HR official at high-growth companies.