Hi there, I’m Emily Nakkawita.

I am interested in understanding the factors that lead to successful goal pursuit, both in terms of achievement and well-being. As a PhD student I plan to study how motivation and self-regulation in the pursuit of personal goals are affected by our beliefs – especially those that we share with others.

For nearly a decade, I examined what motivates people as a marketer. I also explored this question on a practical level through volunteering and coaching work by partnering with individuals in pursuit of their own goals. In January 2017, I entered Columbia University’s post-baccalaureate program as the first step in the pursuit of a career in psychological research examining this topic.

I am currently a Research Assistant and Project Coordinator working in the Higgins Lab at Columbia University, where I contribute to research on topics including shared reality and regulatory mode.

Hi there, I’m Emily Nakkawita.

I am interested in understanding the factors that lead to successful goal pursuit, both in terms of achievement and well-being. As a PhD student I plan to study how motivation and self-regulation in the pursuit of personal goals are affected by our beliefs – especially those that we share with others.

For nearly a decade, I examined what motivates people as a marketer. I also explored this question on a practical level through volunteering and coaching work by partnering with individuals in pursuit of their own goals. In January 2017, I entered Columbia University’s post-baccalaureate program as the first step in the pursuit of a career in psychological research examining this topic.

I am currently a Research Assistant and Project Coordinator working in the Higgins Lab at Columbia University, where I contribute to research on topics including shared reality and regulatory mode.