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. My research focuses on the effects of early adversity and poverty 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, and watercoloring greeting cards.