I am an ethnographer and field researcher studying how people experience and interpret their work and cultural contexts, as well as how this shapes inequality and organizational outcomes like normative control. I specialize in utilizing in-depth, inductive field studies to discover and theorize novel, hidden, and nuanced processes in these areas of inquiry. Currently, I focus on three research streams: (1) how organizational culture can be double-edged; (2) processes and mechanisms of work inequality; and (3) the role of occupations and professions in people’s lived experiences. With an eye towards harnessing theoretically generative field sites, I conduct my research across a variety of occupational contexts, including occupations that are knowledge-intensive (e.g., consulting), highly routinized (e.g., security screening), or informal (e.g., street dancers). I also conduct my research in a range of organizational settings, including a bureaucratized government agency as well as a non-elite consulting firm that strongly featured culture in its recruiting process. My research contributes to literatures on culture, organization theory, inequality, and the sociology of work and occupations.