I am currently a Research Scientist at Rutgers University Center for Cognitive Science (RuCCS). My research program investigates the cognitive and neurological underpinnings of langauge processing (i.e., visual and auditory word recognition). I am also interested in human memory with foci on semantics, metacognition, and desirable difficulties.
My philosophy is that cognition is best understood by looking at both behavior and the brain. To get a better understanding of cognition I use a multi-method approach that involves using standard behavioral measurements (e.g., reaction times), eye-tracking, neuroimaging, and physiological and nuero-physiological indices (e.g., pupillometry,EEG/sEEG).
My research is conducted according to the principles of open science. In my research, I promote open science practices by making all my work accessible and reproducible.
PhD in Cognitive Psychology, 2017
Iowa State University
MS in Experimental Psychology, 2012
BA in Psychology, 2009