I grew up in Champaign-Urbana, Illinois. When I was in college at the University of Illinois, I fell in love with the study of the brain and the elegant methods of cognitive neuroscience. I then went on to the Neuroscience graduate program at UC Berkeley, where I studied attention, brain damage, and networks with Mark D’Esposito and Michael Silver. As a post-doc, I expanded on these interests, working with Steve Petersen at Washington University in St. Louis. I am now an Assistant Professor in the Psychology Department at Northwestern, and Preceptor in the NUIN program.
I was born in upstate New York and earned my undergraduate degree at SUNY Buffalo. I then went on to earn my MA in clinical psychology at Ball State University where I first was exposed to neuroscience research. Since then I have worked on many projects using EEG methodology including measuring creativity, emotion regulation, visual attention, and cognitive control. In addition, I also enjoy working on new methods for artifact correction and statistical analyses of EEG data. In my future research, I hope to work on better quantifying differences in brain functioning based on individual differences in psychopathology. Broadly, I am interested in differences relating to cognitive control and internally/externally oriented cognition. Currently I am working with Shinobu Kitayama at the University of Michigan and I will be joining the lab in Fall 2018.