I am Penn State graduate student and NIMH Ruth L. Kirschstein NRSA Fellow. I am interested in how behavioral, attentional and neural systems interact to support the development of social engagement, particularly in the peer context. My dissertation research uses mobile eye-tracking and fMRI techologies to examine dynamic fluctuations in emotion, attention and neural processing over the course of a real-life social interaction between friends. 


Awards & Funding

NIMH National Research Service Award (NRSA) F31

Impact Score: 24; Percentile: 16; Sponsor: Dr. Koraly Pérez-Edgar

January 2020 - December 2022

SLEIC Dissertation Award

Penn State; April 2020

Linda B. Strumpf Liberal Arts Centennial Graduate Scholar Award

Penn State Child Study Center; Summers 2017, 2018 & 2019

Conference Poster & Travel Awards

Penn State Global Programs Travel Grant (Flux 2018)

SRCD 2019, ISDP 2017, SANS 2017

Full CV


When I am not doing science, I like to cook, bake and play video games! My favorite game of the moment is Team Fight Tactics ;)

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