I’m interested in happiness and unhappiness, which has led me to study a variety of topics, including sadness and fear, reward and empathy, and methods for improving wellbeing through training.

As a postdoctoral researcher working with Lea Williams, and formerly as a graduate student working with Ian Gotlib, my research has focused on understanding the minds and brains of individuals diagnosed with mood and anxiety disorders.

I also develop and refine methods to better address the questions that I’m interested in. This has included developing new methods of neurofeedback and refining methods for functional and spectroscopic MRI.

Previously, I received a bachelor’s degree from Brown University. I then worked as a research assistant at Harvard Medical School, MIT, the Martinos Center, and University of Tübingen, before starting and completing a doctoral degree at Stanford University.
My work wouldn't be possible without generous funding from Stanford University, the National Science Foundation (NSF), National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH), and National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences (NCATS).