I graduated in 2017 from the University of Maine where I worked in the Maine Mood Disorders Lab with Dr. Emily Haigh. While there, I conducted research on depression, cognitive reactivity, and the psychophysiology of mood. My senior thesis evaluated the psychometrics of a revised measure of cognitive reactivity, the LEIDS-RR, and was presented at a local conference. I then accepted a position as a post-baccalaureate researcher working with Dr. Gregory Strauss at the University of Georgia. My research duties included participant recruitment, data collection for EMA and affective neuroscience studies, processing ERP and eye tracking data, statistical analysis, and assisting with manuscripts.
Currently I am a graduate student in the Clinical Psychology program at the University of Georgia under the supervision of Dr. Gregory Strauss.
My research focuses on emotion regulation, mindfulness, and the application of ecological designs to research question. Key questions I seek to answer include the mechanisms of mindfulness training, the role of acceptance, and how these affect the emotion regulation process.
I use R for data management and analysis and like to post functions I am working on or interesting challenges I have worked through.
In my free time I dance, cook, read, play video games, and take pictures of nature.