I am a postdoc in Cognitive, Linguistic, and Psychological Sciences and Carney Institute for Brain Science at Brown University. My research investigates the neural and computational mechanisms of interactions between motivation/affect, and cognitive control, and decision-making, with an orientation towards understanding how variability in transdiagnostic processes (e.g., apathy, amotivation, anxiety) are impacted in mental illness (e.g., depression, anxiety, OCD) and across the adult lifespan.

As a neuroscientist, I aim to increase awareness of and contribute to systemic changes that will increase the diversity within academic departments and STEM. I am especially passionate about breaking the glass ceiling in leadership positions for women and minorities, and I advocate for reaching out to young students to engender a diverse generation of future scientists. (Psst check out our Growing Up in Aging Neuroscience Series!)