I am a PhD candidate in Organizational Behavior (Sociology track) at Harvard Business School, researching social capital formation in the context of entrepreneurship and the cultural dynamics that influence this process. In my dissertation, I study how cultural frames affect the formation of social capital among micro-entrepreneurs in Togo. Through a field experiment, I provide evidence that interaction frames affect the formation of entrepreneurs’ social networks, in terms of size, composition, and performance implications. This research is supported by the Kauffman Foundation and the Strategic Management Society.

Before joining the doctoral program, I worked as a research associate at Harvard Business School with Professor Julie Battilana. Earlier on, I graduated from Oxford University with an M.Phil. in economics and prior to that I received a B.A. in economics and interactional development from McGill University.