I graduated from the University of Wisconsin - Madison in 2013 with a degree in Psychology. As an undergraduate, I studied working memory and attention with Dr. Bradley Postle. After graduating, I worked with Dr. C. Shawn Green, also at Wisconsin, investigating the use of action video game training as a cognitive training and rehabilitation tool.
I am currently a 2nd year graduate student in the Helen Wills Neuroscience Institute PhD program. My research interests focus on the use of (functional) connectivity analyses and graph theory to understand how the human brain accomplishes learning. Moreover, I hope to extend this line of research into the realm of action video game training, specifically looking at how changes to connectivity and network structure explain benefits of training.
I am currently funded by the National Defense Science and Engineering Graduate Fellowship