Cornell University
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Natalie Tong

PhD Student

Areas of Interest

Social Polarization, Social Influence vs. Self-Section, Lifestyle Politics, Computational Social Science


Natalie is a second year PhD student in Information Science at Cornell University focusing on Computational Social Science. She is currently being advised by Michael Macy and is a member of his Social Dynamics Laboratory Her  work primarily focuses on studying the dynamics of social polarization through social media and through online-based experiments.

Prior to graduate school, she received a BA in Communications and Sociology at Rutgers University. She also worked for two years in marketing as a social media analyst at Converseon, and FCB New York.