ABOUT ME

Hi, I'm Janna!

I am an applied behavioral scientist with expertise in user experience, human motivation, and decision making. I have over 10 years of behavioral research experience spanning from government, to business, to academic settings. My approach to research is characterized by a people-first mindset, an extensive methodological toolkit, and a creative knack for tackling complex questions. 

When I'm not busy researching all of life's questions, I can be found spending time with my wonderful but HUGE dog, Toby, eating Chipotle, and learning to be an amateur cookie-decorator.

WHERE I'VE BEEN

2020

PhD, Social Psychology

Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ

User Experience Researcher

Airbnb, Payments, San Francisco, CA

M.S., Social Psychology & UX Training

Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ

Applied Human Factors Researcher

Westat, Rockville, MD

B.A., Psychology, Communication Studies

James Madison University, Harrisonburg, VA

Research Assistant, Cognitive Development Lab

James Madison University, Harrisonburg, VA

Research Assistant, National Institutes of Health 

Bethesda, MD

2007

MY FAVORITE THINGS
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a well-designed experiment

being

outside

loving

my family

eating

lunch

road

tripping