I am a third-year PhD candidate in management and entrepreneurship at the University of Colorado Boulder. In the field of judgment and decision making, I research both careful thinking and quick gut reactions in workplaces. My projects involve high-growth firms, employee diversity, and human resource decisions. Prior to joining the Leeds School of Business, I was a U.S. diplomat responsible for crisis management in Cyprus, Hong Kong & Macau, Haiti, and the Secretary of State’s headquarters team. 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 Chinese (Mandarin - intermediate).