Frequently asked questions

Can we talk?

Perhaps — I am reducing meetings due to a tight schedule. Email me your question and a phone number at which I can reach you. I’ll probably respond via email, but if it makes more sense, I’ll call or find a time to meet.

Can I have your CV?

Yes — my CV is here. It’s printer friendly and can be used to save a PDF.

How can I get a letter of recommendation?

  1. Do research with me.
  2. At least 2 weeks before the application deadline, email me the details of the application and deadline, your application essays, your CV and an informal paragraph about our work together — use this to let me know if there’s anything you’d like my letter to highlight. It’s fine to ask me what kind of letter I will write for you. If the deadline is closer than 2 weeks, ask if I’m able to do it — I’ll let you know if I have the flexibility to write a letter in that time.
  3. I’ll let you know when I submit the letter, but if you don’t hear from me by the day before the deadline, feel free to email me as many times as you want.

How can I put you as a reference?

  1. Do research with me.
  2. Before submitting me as a reference, email me the details of the application, your application essays, your CV and an informal paragraph about our work together. Use this to let me know if there’s anything you’d like me to highlight. It’s fine to ask me what kind of reference I would write for you.
  3. I’ll let you know if I’m asked for the reference.