Dr. Gongola is a vice president and behavioral science research analyst in the Newport Beach office. She is responsible for supporting the development and implementation of research projects, data management and analysis, and translating research findings into strategic and actionable insights. She works in collaboration with PIMCO stakeholders and the faculty at the Center for Decision Research at the Chicago Booth School of Business to advance high-quality, cutting-edge field research. Prior to joining PIMCO in 2020, Dr. Gongola was a postdoctoral research associate at the University of Southern California, Gould School of Law. She holds a Ph.D. in psychological science and a master's degree in social ecology from the University of California, Irvine.