Andrea Freund

Andrea Freund
PhD Student, Organizational Behavior
PhD Program Office Graduate School of Business Stanford University 655 Knight Way Stanford, CA 94305

Andrea Freund

I am a PhD Candidate in Organizational Behavior at Stanford Graduate School of Business. I am interested in exploring self-presentation, bias, and backlash in modern organizations. In my dissertation, I examine how organizational efforts to encourage employee wellbeing result in both overt and subtle discrimination of workers who put this advice into practice. My other work investigates the consequences of the increased emphasis on passion for work for job candidates, the impact of team-contracting interventions aimed at managing the more adaptive and transitory nature of teams, and people’s perceptions of the ethicality of today’s "mega-corporations." Throughout my research, I explore strategies that individuals and organizations can use to reframe their behavior and improve their outcomes.



I also pursue a secondary stream of research focused on the increasing sociopolitical divide in the U.S. and abroad. Leveraging Big Data and machine learning methods, I explore the validity of lay beliefs about the differences in gendered self-presentation between liberals and conservatives, offering insight into the distinctions that unite and divide us.