Erik is a Ph.D. student in social psychology at Stanford. His research examines gender-related power disparities in everyday conversation, and how brief, psychologically-wise, skill-based interventions can nudge men towards more connection-oriented, empowering ways of listening. Erik’s broad research goal is to understand the subtle ways that power structures are subtly reinforced, and how the resulting divides might be bridged. He received a B.A. in economics at Yale University, after which he worked as an associate consultant for two years at Bain & Co. At Stanford, Erik is involved as a coordinator of the Men and Masculinities Project at the Women’s Community Center.