"Thrive, not just survive."
Dr. Mindy Truong is a Social Impact Postdoctoral Fellow at the Northwestern University Kellogg School of Management. She earned her Ph.D. in Organizational Behavior at the University of Southern California Marshall School of Business. She studies how people can thrive and be successful when they are upwardly mobile, interacting across group boundaries, and networking. Her research examines how people's social identities (e.g., social class, gender, race), social class backgrounds, and ideological beliefs influence their experiences and outcomes in academic and organizational contexts. In particular, her work explores what factors buffer individuals from the consequences of cultural mismatches – i.e., when the values and practices of organizations and institutions are inconsistent with those promoted in people’s backgrounds. She also investigates how intergroup interactions shape people's experiences and performance. Additionally, she examines what skills and abilities drive people's networking success.