ABOUT ME

I am currently a postdoctoral fellow at Dr. Tor Wager's Cognitive Affective Neuroscience Laboratory at University of Colorado Boulder. I completed my doctoral work in clinical psychology at the University of Arizona under the mentorship of Dr. Alan Sanfey and my predoctoral clinical internship in behavioral medicine at the Semel Institute for Neuroscience & Human Behavior at the University of California Los Angeles.  My training has a dual emphasis on clinical psychology and cognitive neuroscience and my research is focused on understanding the neurobiological and computational mechanisms underlying social interactions. Specifically, I'm interested in how we learn and make decisions in social contexts and how pain and emotions can be regulated through social interactions. I have an unhealthy obsession with statistics and methods, particularly those relating to neuroimaging and modeling, which has undoubtedly taken its toll on my social life.  In my few precious minutes of free time I enjoy producing music, cooking, and riding my bike.

I will be starting as an assistant professor at Dartmouth College Fall 2015 and will be admitting students this fall through the Psychological and Brain Sciences department. See my lab website for more information about open positions.

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