I am a PhD student in the lab of Kevin Ochsner at Columbia University. I use behavioral and neuroimaging methods to study social and emotional development in humans. Specifically, I am interested in how social influence shapes emotions as well as the neural trajectory of emotion regulation development.
Previously, I worked in the lab of John Gabrieli at MIT researching the development of neural systems supporting executive function and memory. I have a master's degree in Mind, Brain, and Education from Harvard Graduate School of Education, a master's in Teaching from UC Santa Cruz, and a bachelor’s degree in history from New York University.
Before I did brain research, I taught history at Berkeley High School, interned at Saturday Night Live, and was on the United States National Team for synchronized swimming.