Hi! I'm so glad you're here.
I'm Kari. I'm a health psychologist, speaker, and writer. I'm currently finishing my PhD in Social Psychology at Stanford University, where I work in the Stanford Mind & Body Lab. Before I came to Stanford, I lived in Tromsø, Norway - 200 miles north of the Arctic circle, where I studied wintertime mindset as a U.S. Norway-Fulbright Scholar. Before that, I was the Program Coordinator for the Emory-Tibet Partnership, where I organized the 2013 visit of the Dalai Lama to Emory University and ran the Tibetan Mind/Body Sciences summer study abroad program in Dharamsala, India. Before that, I received my BA in Psychology from Emory University. Before that, I was born & raised at the Jersey Shore.
I think that psychological insights have the power to change our lives - and the world - but only when people know about them. My mission is to translate and package psychological research for audiences who can use the science to improve their lives and the lives of others. By conducting research that has a real-world impact, writing about research, and developing talks and workshops for broad audiences, I hope to give people the psychological tools to live their best lives.
I currently live in San Francisco, where my favorite activities include making misshapen pottery, feeding my love of all things literary by running a book club and stewarding the Little Free Library I installed in my front yard, and trying to train my dog Zeus to snuggle me. If you want to see what I'm reading, follow me on Goodreads. My favorite places include Tromsø, Norway; Atlanta, Georgia; Asbury Park, New Jersey; and Point Reyes, California - contact me for restaurant recommendations in any of my favorite places!