I am a postdoctoral fellow 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, 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!)