🇺🇸 Washington, DC, USA
As my day job, I’m a Personnel Research Psychologist working for the Department of Homeland Security. I work mainly with designing or statistically validating selection tests, assessments, and interviews, in order to match the right person to the right job. In doing this, I write individual test items and examine large data sets. When I’m not doing that, I also design and analyze employee survey results, to gauge attitudes and locate opportunities for our organization to improve.
Unique Forte…or my “Superpower” in mental health (as a former boss would say): Personally and professionally, I try to filter out less important and more anxiety-inducing news in popular culture. I teach my mind to do this through practice, as well as listening to podcasts and reading books about this topic. Learning about how your brain works helps you control your thoughts, and I’d both like to inform and learn more about this area.