University of Washington Seattle, Washington January 2015 – present
· Post-doctoral Research Associate with Dr. Geoffrey Boynton and Dr. John Palmer
Humboldt University Berlin Berlin, Germany January – November 2014
· Post-doctoral researcher with Dr. Martin Rolfs at the Bernstein Center for Computational Neuroscience.
New York University New York City September 2013
· Doctor of Philosophy, Cognition & Perception
· Dissertation: “Feature-based attention across the visual field.”
· Advisor: Dr. Marisa Carrasco
The University of Sydney Sydney, Australia July 2008
· Master of Science (by research), Psychology
· Thesis: “The effects of variable neural delays on visual perception and visuomotor timing.”
· Advisor: Dr. Alex Holcombe
Yale College New Haven, Connecticut May 2007
· Bachelor of Arts (with distinction, summa cum laude), Cognitive Science
· Thesis: “Inattentional blindness, object persistence, and foveal inhibition.”
· Advisor: Dr. Brian Scholl.
Grants, Honors and Awards
NIH Pathway to Independence Award (K99 EY029366), 2018-2020
Postdoctoral National Research Service Award (F32 EY026785), 2016-2018
OPAM Travel Award, 2017
Humboldt University Talent Travel Award, 2017
University of Washington Vision Training Grant (T32 EY007031), 2015
Fulbright Scholar (to Australia), 2007
Summa Cum Laude, 2007
Phi Beta Kappa, Fall 2006
Psi Chi Honor Society in Psychology
Richter Fellowship, Summer 2005
Yale College Dean’s Research Fellowship, Summer 2006
Instructor of “How to Build a Visual System” at the University of Puget Sound, Spring 2018. I designed and co-taught this upper-level neuroscience class with two other postdocs. We were mentored in a pedagogy course called “Science Teaching Experience for Postdocs” at the University of Washington..
Supervisor of students in Undergraduate Research in Psychology, University of Washington, 2015-2017.
Instructor for "Perception," Psychology Department, New York University, Summer 2012
Teaching Assistant for "Perception," Psychology Department, New York University, Summer 2011
Teaching Assistant for "Lab in Developmental Psychology," Psychology Department, New York University, Fall 2009.
Teaching Assistant for "Perception," Psychology Department, New York University, Fall 2008
Lecturer in "Sensation and Perception," School of Psychology, University of Sydney, summer 2008.
Volunteer tutor for SAT preparation at PS1 in Manhattan and for high school biology at East Side Community High School, 2009-2011
"Can you recognize two words at once?" University of Potsdam, September 2017.
"Spatial and feature-based attention in visual perception.” University of Colorado, May 2014.
"The interaction of spatial and feature-based attention.” University of Potsdam, April 2014.
"The interaction of spatial and feature-based attention.” Humboldt University Berlin, April 2014.
"Visual Awareness and the Brain." New York City Atheists Association, July 2012.
Ad hoc reviews:
Attention, Perception & Psychophysics
Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience
Journal of Neurophysiology
Journal of Experimental Psychology: General
Journal of Vision
Psychonomic Bulletin & Review
Other Research Experience
Yale College Dean’s Research Fellowship: Summer 2006: Vision science research at the Yale Perception and Cognition Lab
Yuko Munakata, Professor of Psychology at the University of Colorado: Summer 2005: research on infant cognition at the C.U. Cognitive Development Center
Richter Fellowship: Summer 2005: Cognitive psychology research on rhesus monkeys at the Cayo Santiago Field Station, Punta Santiago, Puerto Rico.