Clara is interested in researching how individuals draw on personal and social resources to cope with workplace adversity (includes difficult conditions arising from nature of their occupation or interpersonal challenges). She also hopes to bring the work experiences of understudied groups (e.g. demographic minorities, manual laborers, service and creative professions) to the forefront.
Before pursuing her Ph.D. at MSU, Clara gathered teaching and research experience in Organizational Behavior at Nanyang Technological University in Singapore, where she earned her Bachelor’s degree in Business (with a specialization in Human Resource Consulting) and currently holds an Overseas Ph.D. Scholarship. She also worked at Johnson & Johnson in the Foundational HR Leadership Development Program as a fresh graduate, where she worked with business leaders to identify early talent.