I am a Ph.D. student of Sociology at Indiana University. My research interest is in the area of culture and organizational sociology. I focus on three main areas: institutional processes, organizational decision-making and organizational change. I use a mixed methods approach to studying organizations but focus primarily on qualitative methods such as participant observation, interviews and textual analysis. To date, my research has won awards in both the North Central Sociological Association and the Midwest Sociological Society student paper competitions.