About me


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—including metacognitive awareness—in emotion? What neural mechanisms promote effective emotion regulation? How do specific prefrontal substrates differentially modulate behavior following emotional processing? To interrogate these questions, I employ a multimodal approach, including 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 earned my PhD in Psychology in 2015 under the mentorship of Richard Davidson at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. In 2020, I will be starting my laboratory as an assistant professor in the Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences at the University of California, Santa Barbara. I will be recruiting at all levels—stay tuned for updates!