I’m a cognitive neuroscientist. That means I study the relationship between the mind and the brain. I’m particularly interested in how we control our thoughts, and why doing so is difficult for some people.

I am currently a graduate student in the psychology PhD program at the University of California, Berkeley, where I work with Dr. Mark D’Esposito.

I was born in South Africa, but spent my childhood in suburban Denver. As a teenager, I moved to New York City, and completed my undergraduate studies in cognitive neuroscience and philosophy of mind at the City University of New York, where I worked with Dr. Jennifer Mangels. After graduating, I worked as a research assistant at the Child Mind Institute under the supervision of Dr. Michael Milham.

Outside of science, I can often be found taking photos. I live in Southwest Berkeley with two cats, Bug and Dora.

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