I am currently a postdoctoral research scientist in the Aly and Baldassano labs at Columbia University where I use functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) and computational modeling techniques to answer questions about how the brain represents memories.

I completed my PhD in Dr. Charan Ranganath’s Dynamic Memory Lab at UC Davis where my work focused on the role of context in memory formation and retrieval.

Prior to being in the DML, I completed my undergraduate training at the University of Michigan (Go Blue!) where I worked with Dr. Patricia Reuter-Lorenz on the role of semantic context in memory performance.

I then completed a research assistantship with Dr. Elizabeth Kensinger at Boston College where I expanded this line of work to investigate how semantic and phonologic contexts differentially affect memory performance in college students and healthy elderly individuals.

I endeavor to prioritize womxn, Black, and other underrepresented minoritized folx in my mentoring. Please get in touch if I can provide support (e.g., tips on applying to grad school, reviewing CVs, etc.). There is also a list of some resources and readings that I am continually using to educate myself here including these Concrete Actions for Academics. I invite criticism and critiques of how I can provide better mentorship and allyship in general, but, specifically to Black and underrepresented minoritized scientists.