I am an affective neuroscientist interested in the neurobiological and behavioral processes that underlie adaptive responding to emotional events. My research examines questions such as: What is the function of conscious awareness in emotion? What are the neural mechanisms that underlie effective emotion regulation? How do specific prefrontal substrates differentially modulate behavior? To interrogate these questions, I employ peripheral physiology, neuroimaging, electrophysiology, and transcranial magnetic stimulation, which I often combine with behavioral assays and analyses anchored in individual differences.
I am currently a Postdoctoral Fellow with Mark D'Esposito in the Helen Wills Neuroscience Institute at the University of California, Berkeley. I obtained my PhD in 2015 in Psychology under the mentorship of Richard Davidson at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. My graduate program involved training in systems neuroscience, neuroimaging and statistics and included collaborations with professors Bas Rokers and Brad Postle.