Elinor is a PhD candidate in Organizational Behavior within the Management and Organizations Department at Stern. Her primary interest is in social-cognitive processes that affect diversity in organizations and reactions to inequality in society. Elinor has a particular interest in gender gaps in career attainment -- both the consequences of employee beliefs about to what extent these gaps are driven by personal choice (versus barriers or traits) and how organizational practices can attenuate or exacerbate these gaps. She is also interested in areas of overlap and distinction between the mechanisms contributing to inequality in organizations across different dimensions (i.e. gender, race, social class). She also has a secondary research interest in emotions and affective forecasting.
Elinor received a B.A. in English with honors from Princeton University. Prior to joining Stern in 2017, Elinor received a M.A. in Psychology and Social Behavior from the University of California- Irvine and worked as a research associate at Harvard Business School. Before graduate school, Elinor worked in education and jury consulting.