Kristina Tirol-Carmody is a 2018-2022 Self Graduate Fellow pursuing a Ph.D. in organizational behavior at the University of Kansas. A proud Lawrence, KS native, she earned her B.S. (2015) in supply chain management and B.A. (2015) in Spanish from the University of Kansas, graduating suma cum laude in both areas. After graduation, Kristina worked for over three years researching educational access and equity with the University of Kansas’ Center for Educational Opportunity Programs. She plans to continue conducting diversity and equity research in the business and management context during her PhD program. Her current research interests include identity and emotions at work, and some of her current projects investigate the effects of dyslexic stigma and identity at work and how rural identity and meaningfulness affect the work engagement of rural healthcare employees. Kristina also serves as the current President of the KU Association of Business Doctoral Students.
Mentor: Niki den Nieuwenboer, Assisstant Professor, Business