I received my BA in Psychology from the University of Wisconsin in 2010 and completed a post-baccalaureate research position at Boston Children's Hospital & Harvard Medical School. I received my PhD in 2018 from the University of Maryland in the Department of Human Development and Quantitative Methodology. I am currently a postdoctoral research associate at Columbia University. My research focuses on the effects of early adversity, poverty, and stress on cognitive and neural development. I am also interested in the development of cognitive control and its relation to anxious cognition in children.
When I am not being a scientist, I enjoy spending time with my dog, running, going to the theater, eating good food, reading the Sunday newspaper, baking bread, and watercoloring greeting cards.