I am a postdoctoral researcher in the Hartley Lab at NYU where I research how emotion influences learning and memory across development. I received my PhD at Columbia where I worked with Kevin Ochsner. In my dissertation work I used behavioral and neuroimaging methods to better understand how social influence and brain development shape emotional responding in humans.
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.